Wednesday, March 26

Jesus Paid It All

Colossians 2:13-14 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, (14) by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.

In the photo above, the floor of the small wedding chapel appears to have a crimson stain. However, no amount of scrubbing by human hands will remove this stain since it is actually a reflection of light through a stained glass window. In a like manner, the hymn below refers to sin leaving a crimson stain upon the souls of sinners and, just like the allusion on the chapel floor, there is nothing that human beings can do to remove the stain of sin from their souls. This crimson stain represents a debt that humans are powerless to pay to the infinitely holy and just God that created the universe. The best works and good deeds of the best human being that ever lived cannot pay his own sin debt. However, praise God that Jesus Christ paid this debt by his atoning sacrifice on the cross of Calvary.

Jesus paid it all and cancelled the debt that sinners owe due to the crimson stain upon their souls. He washed the stain white as snow with his spilled blood on the cross to all who claim this grace through faith. The second line of the refrain goes on to proclaim, “All to Him I owe.” We should rejoice in thanksgiving and praise when we consider that we have contributed nothing to our salvation because Jesus paid it all in washing away our crimson stain.


Jesus Paid it All
Words by: Elvina M. Hall

I hear the Savior say,
“Thy strength indeed is small;
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me thine all in all.”

Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as
snow.

For nothing good have I
Whereby Thy grace to claim,
I’ll wash my garments white
In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb.

And now complete in Him
My robe His righteousness,
Close sheltered ’neath His side,
I am divinely blest.

Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and Thine alone,
Can change the leper’s spots
And melt the heart of stone.

When from my dying bed
My ransomed soul shall rise,
“Jesus died my soul to save,
”Shall rend the vaulted skies.

And when before the throne
I stand in Him complete,
I’ll lay my trophies down
All down at Jesus’ feet.

3 comments:

donsands said...

I was very moved last Sunday when we sang this hymn in church.

"I stand in Him complete".

Jesus drank the cup of wrath, every drop. Every sin is paid for. What a Savior and God we have.

Thanks Wayne for the good thoughts, and hymn.

Penless Thoughts said...

"All to Him I owe"
Susan

jazzycat said...

Don and Susan,
Thanks. This one of the two hymns that brings tears to my eyes. The other is The Old Rugged Cross.