Turn Aside and Look: You Cover It All

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The cup and the loaf
You beckon me close
to commune
Like fruit on the vine
crushed into wine
You were bruised
Broken and torn
crowned with scorn
Poured out for all

Chorus:
All my sin
All my shame
All my secrets
All my chains
Lamb of God
Great is your love
Your blood covers it all

I taste and I drink
You satisfy me
With your love
Your goodness flows down
and waters dry ground
like a flood
Let mercy rain
Saving grace
Poured out for all

My sin, not in part
You cover it all,
You cover it all
Not in part,
But the whole
You cover it all,
You cover it all
It’s nailed to the cross.
You cover it all
You cover it all
And I bear it no more
You cover it all.
~Allie LaPointe and David Moffitt

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On this Maundy Thursday
we are called to draw near Him,
to gather together among the
hungry and thirsty
to the Supper He has prepared
even though we are full of thorns
that will pierce and make Him bleed.

He washes the dirt off our feet;
we look away, mortified.
He serves us from Himself;
we fret about whether
we are worthy.

We are not.

Starving and parched,
grimy and weary,
hardly presentable
to be guests at His table,
we are made worthy
only because
He has made us so.

He’s covered us,
despite our thorny exteriors,
entirely.

 

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One thought on “Turn Aside and Look: You Cover It All

  1. “I BEAR IT NO MORE [because] YOU COVER IT ALL.”
    Debt paid in full, Gone forever. Set free. No dunning notices. Clean slate. Start over. I am with you always!

    This is be a difficult concept for our finite human minds to grasp — as is the reality of The Incarnate God, Jesus, taking on our humanity, experiencing our suffering and pain, redeeming us at the cost of His own life. We who so often resort to pettiness and cruelty, false judgments against our brothers and sisters, revenge for perceived wrongs, neglecting to care for the beauty of His creation and for our brothers and sisters in need and failing to thank Him with love and praise for all that He has given to us….

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