A really well written song

In the early 80s Mary and I were newlyweds and new believers. We decided that in order to keep the culture from forming us through music and TV we would only listen and watch clean and wholesome media. We selected contemporary Christian music exclusively. We basically dropped out of culture for a decade.

This was good for our souls but it isolated us from the world around us. We weren’t being influenced but neither were we influencing others. The 90s and onward we started allowing ourselves connections to our culture. Trying to seek balance and cultural relevancy We allowed the pendulum to swing us the other way. Listening to a broader range of music and watching a wider range of tv and movies. In doing that I lost my connection to Christian artists and bands. I don’t know who is who anymore.

Recently I have had more time alone in the car and have been listening to PLR positive life radio. (89.9 but 101.1 locally).

One song that I’ve heard play that I think does a good job of telling the story of Jesus is by Casting Crowns. The lyrics are especially good.

CASTING CROWNS
Glorious Day Lyrics
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One day when Heaven was filled with His praises
One day when sin was as black as could be
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin
Dwelt among men, my example is He
Word became flesh and the light shined among us
His glory revealed

Living, He loved me
Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He’s coming
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day

One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain
One day they nailed Him to die on a tree
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He
Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree
And took the nails for me

Living, He loved me
Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He’s coming
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door
Then He arose, over death He had conquered
Now is ascended, my Lord evermore
Death could not hold Him, the grave could not keep Him
From rising again

Living, He loved me
Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He’s coming
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming
One day the skies with His glories will shine
Wonderful day, my Beloved One bringing
My Savior Jesus is mine

Living, He loved me
Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He’s coming
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day
Glorious day
Oh glorious day

Read more: Casting Crowns – Glorious Day Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Jesus lived and died and rose again. Why? Because he loves me. Even me. Want some good news? He loves you too. Even you. Especially you. What will you do with that information today? Receive it? Share it? I hope and pray that you will.

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?