Just as I am without one plea
I saw the word prompt last night and thought, I need to write and then I fell asleep. A groggy me headed to bed, and today was a busy day with going to the Waterloo Regional Museum. As I thought about the word just the line of this song kept popping up in my head.
Just as I am without one plea.
I read an article this morning, and I can’t recall where I found it, about how we see “For God so Loved the world the world”. Too many people misinterpret this verse, thinking that means God loved the world so much that he just HAD to send his Son.
Instead, we should be thinking about this verse with a different perspective. That we should consider that it is talking about the manner in which God loved the world.
Do you see how it changes the focus?
God loved the world, he loved the people of the world. But that love didn’t compell him to send his Son to die, but rather because of his love, he found a way to show his love to us.
How does this tie into that song lyric?
God didn’t wait for me to change who I am, or how I react to life before he chose the manner in which to show love to me. He simply did it. He sent his Son to die so that I could see that love. And that love will change me. It will help me to see a broader picture, and in that seeing serve him. That service, brings God glory.
And that’s the whole point of it. His people, changed by an immense love, serve him and bring glory to his name.
So take me Lord, Just as I am.