The 2 Most Amazing Words In The English Language

(From my prayer journal 12.28.11)

“And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (GA 2.20)

The two most amazing words I know – “for me”
Jesus, you did not simply give yourself,
You gave yourself for me
Came for me
Became human for me
Were tempted for me
And obeyed God for me
You were beaten for me
Scourged for me
Crowned with thorns for me
Nailed to the cross for me
Endured God’s infinite wrath for me
Gave up your life for me
Rose from the dead for me
Ascended to the right hand of God for me
And now you intercede for me
And wait for me
And exercise your rule and power for me.
How can I not love and adore you
And do all I can for you and for your glory?
How can I not overflow with thanks
For all you’ve done
For me?

(Ultimately, Jesus’ highest reason for coming for us was his Father’s glory and his own glory, but it’s astounding that we were the objects of his love and sacrifice).

What amazing words would you add?

Mark Altrogge

I’m a pastor at Saving Grace Church in Indiana, PA. I’m married to Kristi, have 5 kids, and a growing number of grandkids. I enjoy songwriting, oil painting and coffee, not necessarily in that order.