Monday Music — How Can It Be? (Lauren Daigle)

How Can It Be?

HOW CAN IT BE?

 (The music video can be found at the bottom of the post)

WARNING:

THIS SONG SPEAKS OF
GOD’S EXCEEDINGLY EXTRAVAGANT
GRACE.

Nobody warned me.

I felt it only fair that you be properly warned.

God’s exceedingly extravagant grace is known to cause men to cry like girls, and girls to walk around with mascara-streaked faces. 

It is finished.

My shame is gone.

And yet the memory of my shame pursues me, threatening to expose my unworthiness.

I wonder, if each of my sins were to cause a physical scar on my body, who could bear to look at me?

I’d be hideous — like a monster.

Nobody knows how much grace I need — but God. He knows. He knows too well.

I’m not afraid I’ve let God down. I know I have — except I can’t, really, can I?

How can I let Him down when He already knew what I’d do?

If He knew before the foundations of the earth, everything I’d ever do, why did He choose to create me?

Why did He choose to bless me?

How can it be that I look in His eyes and see only GRACE now?

There’s no one who’s accepted Christ’s gift of grace that shouldn’t stand in awe. 

Yet . . . I’m reminded of Christ’s words: 

“I tell you, her sins — and they are many — have been forgiven,
so she has shown Me much love.
But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.
Then Jesus said to the woman,
“Your sins are forgiven.”
~ Luke 7:47-48 

Those whose sins seem small can easily lose sight of how extravagant Christ’s gift of grace truly is.

Satan reminds them of their sins. They just point to the cross and smile, rightly proud of the grace they’ve received.

Then there’s those of us whose sins seem to come from a darker place.

Satan reminds us of our sins, and we fall to our knees and cling to the cross with profound gratefulness — as if the cross of Christ saved our life, which, of course, it did.

We look into the resurrected Christ’s eyes — the eyes of the One who endured the shame of the cross so that we could be set free from our shame — and we see only grace.

We receive only grace. 

How can it be?

My hideous scars remain, but they serve to remind me of the beauty of the scars Christ bears for me.

They fill me with awe that Christ would plead my cause, right my wrong, and break my chains.

He gave His life to give me mine.

He’s made me free.

How can it be?

(Watch this music video in full screen if you can by clicking on the “square corners” in the bottom right of the video after you click on the play button. This music video is stunning. Truly stunning in every way!)

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Lauren Daigle is coming to Lexington, SC!

WMHK Family Night with Lauren Daigle
Free concert on October 6, 2014 @ 6:30-7:30
The Radius Church in Lexington SC
(Click blue link for more details)

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Question:
What does Lauren Daigle’s beautiful song “How Can It Be” speak to you?

Let me hear from you in the comment section.

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