A year and four days ago I blogged for the first time – a short piece on the size of the universe and how it reflects the infinite nature of God. Since then I’ve written roughly eighty other posts with increasingly irregularity, ran an advert campaign with a voucher Google just happened to send me, deleted two posts because I was so embarrassed I had written them and apologised three times for being an idiot.
It’s been quite the year.
In the goodness of God according to Google Analytics in the last year I’ve received 4500 visits and 8500 page views with an average time on the site of one minute and thirty three seconds which by my judgement means you’ll be quitting right about now…
What's this? A modern song with truely Reformed lyrics? I love!
I once was lost in darkest night
Yet thought I knew the way.
The sin that promised joy and life
Had led me to the grave.
I had no hope that You would own
A rebel to Your will.
And if You had not loved me first
I would refuse You still.
But as I ran my hell-bound race
Indifferent to the cost
You looked upon my helpless state
And led me to the cross.
And I beheld God’s love displayed
You suffered in my place
You bore the wrath reserved for me
Now all I know is grace.
Hallelujah! All I have is Christ
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life
Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone
And live so all might see
The strength to follow Your commands
Could never come from me.
Oh Father, use my ransomed life
In any way You choose.
And let my song forever be
My only boast is You.
Let's see, it covers total depravity (we cannot come to God, he comes to us), unconditional election (God has chosen in advance who to save), irresistible grace (we can't resist God's powerful work to save), limited atonement (Jesus' death on the cross was for the elect only) and perseverance of the Saints (once Christian always Christian).
So all the five points of Calvinism found in one beautiful song of praise to God. Who can help but love it?