Hello everyone!  Sorry for not writing for so long, I’m such a busy person and don’t have time to write much.  It’s kind of hard to think of some good topics to write about anyway.  But I just heard something today and was like man I have to write about this, so here goes!  I was listening to this new CD I got the other day by a band called We Are Leo.  The song in particular is called “Colors” and I heard a lyric that I thought was just the coolest thing.  The lyric simply went like this: “You wrote my name on your hands.”  I thought about it for a little bit to see what that meant to me.  I’m sure the band has their own meaning to it, maybe their interpretation is the same as mine though, but who knows.  To me this is such a powerful phrase, because really, it defines my life.

Let me explain.  To me, the “you” and “your” refers to Jesus Christ.  Jesus died on the cross for me, so that I could be forgiven for my sins.  His hands were pierced in such brutality by nails into this cross.  To me, this lyric is saying that Jesus wrote my name on His hands so that when the nails pierced His hands, He was directly telling me that I am forgiven and loved.  Even if I was the only person on the face of this earth, Jesus would have still died on the cross so that I could be forgiven.  He loves me that much that He wrote my name on his hands; telling me that He died for me.  Those nails signify a beating out of the old life and into the new life of love and grace.  Does this make sense to you?

Now of course Jesus didn’t die just for me and for only me.  He died for every single person on this planet.  Of course He literally did not write anyone’s name on His hands, but He died for all of us, and you could say that He wrote all of our names on His hands for this most gracious act.  The most gracious act of all time, I should say.  Jesus was absolutely perfect.  He never sinned or did anything wrong, but was crucified on the cross just like any other convict.  There is so much power in this, that a perfect man died so that I could be free from sin and receive His precious gift of love and grace.  It was by His hands that we are saved.   The Lord even said in Isaiah 49:16: “See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;your walls are ever before me.” 

“You wrote my name on your hands” was the lyric that really stood out to me, but as I looked further into the song, I realized all of the lyrics are just so wonderful!

The first verse goes as follows: Calm me down/And lift my eyes/And you remind me/Things will be alright/I look in your eyes/And you look back at mine/And whisper to me/We can leave it all behind/We can leave it all behind.

I think this applies to everyone, not just me.  Almost everyone has had some sort of rough past.  We’ve all sinned and done things we didn’t want to at least, and so this applies to everybody.  Lots of people think that because of what they’ve done in the past, Jesus can in no way forgive them or love them.  Maybe this is you.  No matter what your situation, Jesus is telling us to just lift our eyes and look to Him.  When we put our attention on Him and put all of our focus on Him, you can hear Him tell you that you can leave everything in your past behind you.  No matter what you did, or what happened to you, Jesus can give you a fresh start.

To help explain this I’ll list the chorus: You light the dark with your words /When you say that you love me/And I can feel you in my heart/See you in the sky above me/And with beautiful strokes/That will shine when/All the stars have burned out/You wrote my name on your hands.

When we accept Jesus into our hearts, we can really feel it.  When we receive blessings, read the Bible or just snippets of scripture, or listen to powerful worship music, there’s a feeling that grows inside of us.  That feeling is Jesus saying He loves us.  This feeling is the greatest feeling in all of the world and can really brighten our lives even though things may seem dark.  I’m speaking from experience here.  I’ve had some rough moments in my life, and it’s only when I’ve let Christ take control of my life have I really felt His most gracious love.  I can feel Him in my heart and I can see glimmers of Him almost wherever I go.  You can experience this wonderful feeling if you let Jesus give you a new life by letting Him into your heart.

I feel like this song is such a big encouragement that everyone needs.  I see so many hurting people every day.  Satan is constantly around wreaking havoc.  There’s a lot of things in this world that can make life suck.  But life doesn’t have to suck.  With Jesus there is a happiness beyond words.  Now I’m not saying things will never go wrong and you’ll never be sad ever again.  We are human, and therefore we experience all emotions all the time.  But with Jesus we can learn to control our emotions.  We can find blessings in the midst of hurting, we can find joy in the midst of sadness, we can find life in the midst of death.  I think of a song by one of my favorite bands, Skillet.  The song is called “What I believe” and I will post it here.

This song pretty much sums up what I’ve been saying.  Jesus can really change your life for the better if you let Him.  I can gladly say that I’ve accepted Him as my personal savior, and I have not regretted it since.  I wish that everyone could feel the same joy that I feel every day.  If you don’t feel enough joy and love in your life, it’s time to bring Jesus into it.  By following Him and living your life for His glory, you can experience a most joyous life.  Oh and there’s this awesome thing called eternal life that goes along with it too.  Once you have accepted Christ into your life and choose to live your life for Him, heaven has a place for you when your time on earth is over.  I’ve posted about this before, but it never hurts to repeat.  I can’t wait to go to Heaven and experience an even more joyous eternal life.  If you haven’t let Jesus control your life yet, now is the time to let Him in.  You will be much the happier and will experience the most wonderful feeling of love and grace that Jesus has to offer.

Here is the lyric video for “Colors” by We Are Leo.  Enjoy! 🙂