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Today a highlight of the time our church family spent together was with my friend reading from the words of a beautiful song called New Again by Brad Paisley & Sarah Evans that was inspired by the movie The Passion (maybe you’ve heard of it 🙂 ) Click the link above to listen to the song.


New Again
by Brad Paisley and Sarah Evans

Mother – do not cry for me
All of this is exactly how it’s supposed to be

I’m right here. Can you hear my voice?
My life, my love, my Lord, my baby boy

As they nail me to this tree
Just know the Father waits for me

God how can this be your will?
To have your Son and my son killed?

Whatever happens, whatever you see
Whatever your eyes tell you has become of me
This is not, is not the end
I am making all things new again

I remember when you were born
In that manger where I first held
You in my arms
So many miracles and lives you’ve changed
And this world repays you how?
With all this pain

As they nail me to this tree
Just know the Father waits for me

God how can this be your will?
To have your son and my son killed?

Whatever happens , whatever you see
Whatever your eyes tell you has become of me
This is not, Not the end
I am making all things new again

Whatever happens, whatever you see.
Whatever your eyes tell you has become of me
This is not, Not the end
I am making all things new again

The word ‘atonement’ means the payment in exchange for a wrong suffered.  The Atonement is the satisfaction for an offense.  When a wrong has been committed and a price must be paid, the Atonement is the price.

Under the Jewish Law, only the one who had been hurt can forgive and when you think about it this makes sense:  Say your friend took your cell phone and broke it.   I can’t forgive your friend for what they did to you.  It is you who has suffered not me and therefore only you can release that debt.  Whatever is exchanged between you and your friend is the atonement for this offense.  To forgive is to dismiss the debt.   In a profound way, Jesus is the atonement.

Only the one who has been hurt can forgive, and at Calvary God chose to be hurt.

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