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I wrote “I Call you Lord” as a response song to the scripture in Romans 10:9. It says, “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (NKJV) It’s also a reflection on the simple, but powerful, prayer that the thief on the Cross prayed in Luke 23:42. He said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.” If you want Him as your Lord – you can act on these words with your heart and be saved. It’s a permanent choice we make for Him to be our Lord, and the beginning of a journey with Him.
About 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, left heaven to show us what God is really like. He forgave sins with the same divine authority in which he healed diseases. He drove out demons that tormented people. He gave His followers the law of love. And then he showed them what love looks like. While He was welcomed by the humble, He was ridiculed by the proud. His journey to the Cross mystified his disciples, but He came to redeem humankind.
He died for the penalties of our sins. Jesus willingly allowed evil men to crucify Him. It was why He came. Two thieves were on either side of Him. One joined in with the dark mob mentality and cursed him. However, the other saw his majesty. Even though Jesus was bleeding in great agony on a Cross, the one man saw what others could not. He saw a King with an eternal kingdom. Both men had the same opportunity but only one really looked at Jesus, noting the stark difference between himself and Jesus. Eyes can still be opened to His love today.
How do you look at Him? This thief had no doubt Jesus was going to be raised and go into His kingdom. He called Jesus Lord. “Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus said, “This day you will be with me in paradise.” This nameless man found redemption in his own execution by beholding Jesus! He found forgiveness and salvation that dark night. The worst day of his life became a portal to heaven! Three days later, Jesus rose from the dead, proving His power over sin and darkness, and offered believers eternal life in Him. (Luke 23-24)
Our response to the Cross is crucial. The Bible says we have all sinned. Sin’s payment is death while God’s gift to us is eternal life. (See Romans 6:23) Justice is unyielding. Sin must be punished. Love caused Jesus to take that punishment for us so we could know God’s love and mercy. Would you like to know Jesus and receive the gift of salvation? By His spilled blood He shed for us, and believing in His resurrection, you can receive forgiveness of sins. Will you call Him Lord today?
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9 (KJV)
There was a time when God drew me to Himself. A lot of people were praying for me. Maybe someone is praying for you right now. Deciding to follow Him is a life-changing decision. His received love grants great peace, unparalleled grace and a place in His family. His power keeps working in our lives until the day we pass from earth into heaven. He has brought me great peace. It is there for you too. Calling Him Lord lets go of self-effort and receives great grace.
The moment we act on God’s words, wholeheartedly, we begin a great journey with Him. My prayer for you is that you will receive Him into your heart by faith and know that you are His.
If you would like to get in touch with me about this important life changing decision – please email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
May God bless you!