Trading Perfection for Rejection

For those of us who grew up in church, our faith has the tendency to just live in our minds. When my relationship with Jesus is alive and vibrant, it affects my emotions, my actions and my mind. It changes me holistically. Yesterday as I was running and listening to my new favorite band, Rend Collective Experiment, God met me through one of their songs. One of the phrases that stood out to me was, “You left your perfection and took on our rejection.” The connection between Jesus’ perfection and our rejection is powerful.

I have included the music video for the song below as well as the lyrics. May it speak to your heart as it did mine.

You Bled by Rend Collective Experiment

You bled your heart out

Now I feel love beat in my chest,

How Wonderful

You gave your beauty

In exchange for my ugliness,

How Wonderful

You left your perfection

And took on our rejection

Oh How Marvelous

How Boundless

Is your love Is your Love

How Wonderful

Sacrificial

Is your Love for me

You put on our chains

Sent us out through the open door,

How Wonderful,

You took our sadness,

Crowned us with joy and real peace

How Wonderful

You left your perfection and fought for our redemption

Oh How Marvelous

How Boundless

Is your love Is your Love

How Wonderful

Sacrificial

Is your Love for me

Yes Jesus loves me

Yes Jesus loves me,

How Wonderful

Yes Jesus loves me

This is love

You gave yourself

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About joelnewton

I am a husband to Hillary, a father to Anna and Norah

Posted on March 2, 2011, in Personal, Spiritual Growth and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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