Last weekend at SECC we attended the Saturday night service. They made it like a Good Friday setting and at the end they offered more worship until just about everyone left. As we stayed to worship I kept thinking about the song “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” I love how it explained Good Friday so well and it was one of my favorites growing up. I prayed that they’d play it, in fact I made kind of like a bet in my heart with The Lord. I said, “Lord this life kinda stinks without mom, it’s really hard and it doesn’t always feel like You care specifically for my feelings and needs. If You really do know my heart than You’d know that it would be very encouraging in just a little way if You’d play this song for me tonight.”
We continued to worship for a while and then got up to go. As soon as we stood up, the tune to that song started playing. Having informed my family that I wished that song would play, we all sat back down with excitement to worship Him through this song. Tears rolled down my face as I sang, I knew in just a small way that the Lord knows my heart, listens to it and cares for it.
Although life still stinks and is very hard, it does help to survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of Glory died and to rejoice at His amazing love this past weekend. The only reason He willingly died on that cross and rose again was because He cares about each one of us individually. Thank you Jesus!
Hope you had a great Easter weekend!