Music Monday: “Me on Your Mind ” by Matthew West

Music Monday: “Me on Your Mind ” by Matthew West

    He is Risen!

    He is Risen Indeed!

I hope everyone has enjoyed their Easter weekend; ours has been quite busy with dad trying his best to get everything done he can get before surgery. He consulted with the surgeon, and his rotator cuff is torn, which explains his increasing pain level. The surgery is on April 27, so mom and I are looking “forward” to the six-month recovery time. Yeah, right! On the bright side, though, we hired extra help, so hopefully, it works out.

In addition, it’s my birthday next week. Strange, but I don’t feel any different. As you get older, it causes people to look at their life in a new light; other things matter to you. Considering the Easter holiday, I thought Matthew West’s song “Me On Your Mind was an appropriate choice; not only does the song remind us of his ultimate sacrifice on the cross for each believer who places his trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:6-8 says, “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!” (NIV).

Not only did God fulfill an ancient prophecy, telling of his coming in such books as Jeremiah and Isaiah. But he took on human form, laying down his power to become one of us. He wanted to share in our pain, experiencing everything just as we would. If that’s not compassion, I don’t know what is.

Unlike us, though, Jesus did not sin. This is necessary for Jesus to be the perfect and spotless sacrifice we need to give for our sins. Unlike in the old testament, this serves as a once and for all payment

Hebrews 4: 15-16 says, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” 

Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice should give us the confidence we need to overcome everything we may encounter in this life. Sadly, we lose sight of this.

But that’s the truth of it: Jesus died on the cross for you and me.

    He had each of us on his mind when he submitted himself in obedience to God’s Will to crucifixion. So, in reality, he had you and me on his mind when he whispered his last words, “it is finished,” in John 19: 30.

          Remember that today as you go about your daily activities. God cares for you and me not just at Easter but every day. He had you on his mind back then, and he still does.

     He’s waiting for you…

     Just take one step toward Him.

     I promise He’ll meet you halfway!

     To listen to Matthew West’s “Me on Your Mind.” can be accessed here 

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