Christ was not just some miracle worker
Whose magic died with him,
For Christ is still alive and he changes the lives
Of those who believe that he came here
To die for their sins,
Came to die for their sins.
Christ was not just some man out of history
Who changed B.C. to A.D.,
For Christ stepped out of time to make room in eternity
For the world if the world would only believe,
If the world would believe.
But this world is far too ready when it
Comes to accepting Christ as man and nothing more.
But this world is quite unsteady when it
Comes to accepting Christ as God in human form.
Christ was not just some radical peasant
Who was crowned with thorns King for a Day,
For Christ has a kingdom that is not of this world.
I don’t know where it is, but I
Know that I’ll see it some day,
I’ll live there some day.
About This Song:
Have I ever mentioned that I wrote a rock opera–The Identity of Divinity–some years back to “straighten out” the theology expressed by Jesus Christ Superstar at the peak of its popularity?
My work, which was presented by a dedicated team of friends, students, fellow church members, members of local bands, and even a few people I’d heard of but didn’t actually know yet, played to several hundred approving members of the community.
I can’t recall whether I wrote “Not Just Some Miracle Worker” for my rock opera or whether I’d written it previously and decided to use it in The Identity of Divinity.
Nonetheless, this song really emphasizes the fact that Jesus isn’t just someone who existed at one point in time but not now. And even though He was a man, He was also fully God. Believing those two things takes a lot of faith.
No other world religions claim that their founder was divine…or that he’s still alive. And Christianity isn’t a religion, anyhow. Our salvation doesn’t depend on pleasing God. None of us is good enough to do that.
Christianity is a relationship. Christ is the mediator between us and God Himself. If God the Father is the Judge, then Jesus serves as our lawyer. Not to claim that we’re innocent, but to remind His Father that He already endured a horribly unjust death sentence just so we wouldn’t have to.
Do you have that kind of relationship with God through faith in Jesus? I hope so.
Links you might be interested in:
- Check out Roger’s other blog, On Aging Gracelessly
- Visit Roger’s website, RogerBruner.com
- Join the Facebook group Rosa No-Name Tribe page
- Check out Roger’s free Christian lead sheets
- Shop for Roger’s books on Amazon
I’ll be back again next Wednesday.