I Gave My Life for Thee, What Hast Thou Done for Me?
This week I’d like to share with you the words of one of my favorite hymns, written by a lovely lady, Frances Ridley Havergal. They are the words of Christ to you. I often picture myself in my room seated on the bed, with Christ next to me. As he begins to speak, I look into my heart, seeking answers to the questions He asks me in each verse. What answers do you have for Him?
I gave My life for thee, My precious blood I shed, That thou might'st ransomed be, And quickened from the dead.
I gave My life for thee; What hast thou given for Me?
I spent long years for thee, In weariness and woe, That an eternity, Of joy thou mightest know.
I spent long years for thee; Hast thou spent one for Me?
My Father's home of light, My rainbow-circled throne, I left for earthly night, For wanderings sad and lone.
I left it all for thee; Hast thou left aught for Me?
I suffered much for thee, More than thy tongue can tell, Of bitterest agony, To rescue thee from hell.
I suffered much for thee; What canst thou bear for Me?
And I have brought to thee, Down from My home above, Salvation full and free, My pardon and My love.
Great gifts I brought to thee; What hast thou brought to Me?
Oh, let thy life be given, Thy years for Me be spent, World's fetters all be riven, And joy with suffering blent!
I gave Myself for thee: Give thou thyself to Me.
I pray that you may carefully reflect on these words throughout the week and that you may be moved to devote your life more to our loving Saviour, Christ Jesus. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. Rom 6: 11-13 NIV)
Source : Onnuri Mosaic Changchun China Bulletin February 10' 2013