Originally written Nov 27, 2017
His Lifting Power
Christ died to let me try again,
To heal the broken law.
But I think it’s also more than that,
And I ponder what God saw
In me to give me His sacrifice,
Infinite in power
His eldest son to die and suffer
Alone for me in his final hours.
And I can’t help but think of how
The Atonement has two sides
Not just to lift me up —
Though from sinner’s depths I’ll rise —
But to push me up, enable me
To reach celestial heights.
To become all that God wants of me
Takes more than just my might.
And so I thank my God
For the potential of us all
And the Infinite Atonement
Lifting me each time I fall
And lifting me yet higher —
For that is God’s great plan
The “why” of His Atonement —
“the immortality and eternal life of man.” (Moses 1:39)