He Gave Himself
This morning I had the privilege of attending the Breaking of Bread with believers in Dickson Village, Saint Vincent. The meeting began with the singing of the hymn:
Lord, Thy love has sought and found us
Wandering in this desert wide,
Thou hast thrown Thine arms around us,
For us suffered, bled, and died:
Sing, my soul! He loved thee,
Jesus gave Himself for me.
Little Flock Hymn Book #31 (appendix)
Although I have sung this hymn many times it seemed so fresh and appropriate for the occasion and brought to mind several familiar verses from the Bible.
“Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for our sins” (Galatians 1:3-4).
“The Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
“Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it” (Ephesians 5:25).
It was wonderful to be reminded that “He gave Himself.” He could not give more, and He would not give less.