Sunday, May 31, 2009


This song has been good truth for me every time I have heard it this week. Unfortunately all of the you tube videos with it have some weird and kind of creepy pictures in their slideshows (who makes those things anyways?).
Either way, I wanted to share the lyrics and encourage you to check out Jimmy Needham if you haven't heard it yet. I love the reminders that it gives that no matter what we can achieve, we cannot earn more of God's love and that our salvation is already complete and full.

Forgiven and Loved
Tell me I’m forgiven and loved
‘Cause I hear it from the street corner priests
On how God is love and how man can be clean
But my joy has been on holiday
And my peace has almost passed away
Tell me I’m forgiven and free

O I tried and tried to rectify my hopeless situation
But I bought the lie I still have work to do

Now I’m working nine to five like I can earn my own salvation
But there is no condemnation in You

O whisper to me now that it’s for real
‘Cause in the silence of these walls righteousness lost its appeal
Dirty deeds have done me in
O but that can’t stop the faithful friend
Giving mercy once again as You heal
Here it is I’m feeling it


O He died, He died to rectify my hopeless situation
And His blood commands my guilt to leave
Now on Calvary I stand
Empty pockets, open hands
O there is no condemnation for me


Child, you’re forgiven and loved
Child, you’re forgiven and loved
Child, you’re forgiven
And child, you are loved
Child, you’re forgiven and loved


  1. hey rebekah!

    way cute blog. i finally got over here (sorry it took me so long).

    i read thru your recent posts and i love your wine-tasting, friend-loving, 10k-running life. how fun!

    just wanted to say hi!