Broken vessels

We sang this today at church. It was very meaningful to me. As much as I tell other people how much Jesus loves them, sometimes I forget that he loves me too.

“Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)”

All these pieces

Broken and scattered

In mercy gathered

Mended and whole

Empty handed

But not forsaken

I’ve been set free

I’ve been set free

Amazing grace

How sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost

But now I’m found

Was blind but now I see

Oh I can see it now

Oh I can see the love in Your eyes

Laying yourself down

Raising up the broken to life

You take our failure

You take our weakness

You set Your treasure

In jars of clay

So take this heart, Lord

I’ll be Your vessel

The world to see

Your love in me

Amazing grace

How sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost

But now I’m found

Was blind but now I see

[As we sang this next part my mind replayed a video of Jesus’ crucifixion, the part where he was unceremoniously flopped onto the cross,his gaze met mine, his expression was not of anger or pain or disgust, but of pure love ]

Oh I can see it now

Oh I can see the love in Your eyes

Laying yourself down

Raising up the broken to life

Amazing grace

How sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost

But now I’m found

Was blind but now I see

Oh I can see it now

Oh I can see the love in Your eyes

Laying yourself down

Raising up the broken to life

Amazing grace

How sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost

But now I’m found

Was blind but now I see

Oh I can see it now

Oh I can see the love in Your eyes

Laying yourself down

Raising up the broken to life

[Jesus died to save us sinners. He did it, he died, because he loves us. He loves you and he loves me.]

(Originally posted 12/3/16)

Author: Peterloeffelbein

I am a man. I am an older man. I am a husband and a dad and a grandpa. I am a disciple of Jesus. Because I am a disciple of Jesus much of what I write is about him, and I usually end what I write with a question, do you the reader know that Jesus loves you? He does. He loves us all but he loves you specifically. He loves me specifically. What will you do with that information today?