22 March 2010

snow what?!

Saturday: sunshine, flip-flops, no jacket whatsoever.
Monday: snow in Rome.
what IS this?! It's supposed to be warm again by Wednesday. I can't wait.

The real reason for this post has nothing to do with snow or sunshine, though.
I was listening to the radio on the way to Kroger after my Relay for Life meeting around 6:30. The song was "Grace Flows Down" by Christy Nockels - not one you hear on the radio every day to say the least. It's short so here are the lyrics:

Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound
Amazing Love
Now flowing down
From hands and feet
That were nailed to the tree
As Grace flows down and covers me
It covers me
It covers me
It covers me
And covers me

The part about the tree caught my attention. I'm sure this doesn't surprise you.  
I was floored.
Think about this:

Yeshua died on a cross. This cross was created from a tree...a tree that was once alive but was killed. Yeshua was stretched across it - arms raised high, feet straight down - covering this tree. 

Throughout the scriptures Israel, Adonai's people, are referred to as trees - references including but not limited to Mark 8:24, Isaiah 55:12, and most notably Psalm 1:3. If you think about trees, there are so many symbols of US that they represent. I think I've explained some of what I've come to realize about that already. (It may be on Facebook. I will find it and attach it). [Edit: tree note on facebook]

Do you see how this ties in, though?

Yeshua died on a tree...He died COVERING a tree. He is OUR covering...He was the spotless sacrifice for our sin. The wages of sin is death. We, being dead, were covered by His grace...from fingertip to fingertip...from head to bloody toe. He stretched out Himself to cover us...to protect us...to save us.


1 comment:

  1. I love that song!! It's so pretty. I know what you mean about the weather. It was just like that here in Texas!! Crazy!