4.28.2017

Jesus, Friend of Sinners


Jesus, friend of sinners, we have strayed so far away
We cut down people in your name but the sword was never ours to swing
Jesus, friend of sinners, the truth's become so hard to see
The world is on their way to You but they're tripping over me
Always looking around but never looking up I'm so double minded
A plank eyed saint with dirty hands and a heart divided

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Oh Jesus, friend of sinners
Open our eyes to the world at the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh Jesus, friend of sinners, break our hearts for what breaks yours

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Nobody knows what we're for only what we're against when we judge the wounded
What if we put down our signs, crossed over the lines, and loved like You did

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You love every lost cause; you reach for the outcast
For the leper and the lame; they're the reason that You came
Lord I was that lost cause and I was the outcast
But you died for sinners just like me, a grateful leper at Your feet

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'Cause You are good, You are good and Your love endures forever


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lyric excerpts copyright by Casting Crowns




Jesus, help us all to see that we truly are all the least of these.... so undeserving of the love that you have poured out on those of us who you have called your children. May we learn how to stop judging and love more like you did- becuase you came for the sinners just like me. ♥

18 comments:

  1. OK! I just sent an invitation to your e-mail for my blog!! =DD
    BTW, this post was awesome!! ;)<3
    Jaidyn Elise

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    1. Thank you, and thank you! :D

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  2. If the invitation didn't get sent through, please let me know, and I'll try again. Thanks!! :)
    Jaidyn Elise

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    1. I don't see the invitation yet, but perhaps it takes a while to get through...?

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  3. Hmm..... Maybe I should try again?? I'll tell you when I've done it! =D
    Jaidyn Elise

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    1. That would be great! Thank you! :)

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    2. OK, I did it!! =D
      Jaidyn Elise
      BTW, you're welcome <33

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  4. I appreciated this post, Emily! There are some great thoughts in those lyrics. :)

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! These lyrics are truly amazing. <3

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  5. I LITERALLY BEGAN READING THIS POST AND I STARTED SINGING. <333 Isn't this a great song?
    -Ariel

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    1. I know!! I can't ever hear those words without singing this song to myself. It's such a great song! <3

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  6. Hey, Emily!
    I just tried to invite you again, not sure if that worked though....?
    Thanks!
    Jaidyn Elise

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    1. Hey Jaidyn!
      I still don't see your invite. I'm so sorry it's not working for some reason- I'm really looking forward to reading your blog! I'm not sure why I'm not getting it, though....

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    2. Hi!
      Oh, Okay..... Hmm, that's strange, I'll see if I can have Savannah look at it. I'm so sorry this isn't quite working out the way I planned!! =/
      Jaidyn Elise

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    3. Don't worry!! I'm sure it's not your fault at all. Sometimes things just don't go how we think, and it's okay. I will so be excited when I finally do get to read your blog! :D

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    4. Thanks!
      I'll just be praying it works out somehow!! =)
      That's awesome! ;) I'm glad your excited to see it! =)
      Jaidyn Elise

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  7. I love this song. Just like you and others said I sang as soon as I read the words:)

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