Mountain of Mercy
Go On Up To The Mountain of Mercy
Go On Up To The Mountain of Mercy

We at CLIMB think often of how God chose us to be his vessels. What have we done that could possibly merit such a privilege? Nothing!  I was recently settling on that wonder for a moment longer than usual. I sat humbled in the knowledge that the same Jesus that was beaten, spit upon, hated, mocked, hung, and pierced, the man who poured out his very blood on my behalf continues day in and day out to represent me to our Father. 

In Hebrews 7:25 (CSB) we are assured this, “Therefore, he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, since he always lives to intercede for them.” As if torture and death weren’t enough? My pathetic inability to walk in his ways moment to moment, my caving to temptation, returning to ways once repented, this sends him to my Father? Yet, he invites me into his presence. He yearns for me to accept my “humanness”, to sit at his feet and be free in and through him. WHY is it so extremely difficult to give him our burdens? Ah, this being human requires humility, amen?! On this “Good” Friday – in my mind the world’s original “Black” Friday – be still. Reflect upon the words in one of my favorite songs, lyrics here:

Go on up to the mountain of mercy

To the crimson perpetual tide

Kneel down on the shore

Be thirsty no more

Go under and be purified

 

Follow Christ to the holy mountain

Sinner sorry and wrecked by the fall

Cleanse your heart and your soul

In the fountain that flowed

For you and for me and for all

 

At the wonderful, tragic, mysterious tree

On that beautiful scandalous night you and me

Were atoned by His blood and forever washed white

On that beautiful, scandalous night

 

On the hillside, you were delivered

At the foot of the cross justified

And Your spirit restored

By the river that poured

From our blessed Savior’s side

 

At the wonderful, tragic, mysterious tree

On that beautiful scandalous night you and me

Were atoned by His blood and forever washed white

On that beautiful, scandalous night

 

Go on up to the mountain of mercy

To the crimson perpetual tide

Kneel down on the shore

Be thirsty no more

Go under and be purified

At the wonderful, tragic, mysterious tree

On that beautiful scandalous night you and me

Were atoned by His blood and forever washed white

On that beautiful, scandalous night

Songwriters: Derald E. Daugherty / Steve J. Hindalong

Beautiful, Scandalous Night lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol Christian Music Group

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