Wednesday, January 27, 2016

There's Room For Me!

When I was in high school I rode the bus to school all but my senior year.  I was the last student to be picked up before reaching the school about three miles from my house.  

Upon entering the bus, all the seats would be full and many would already have three students on them. Occasionally, someone would scrunch over to make room for me to sort of half-sit on the seat, but more often, no one would budge.  

A few seconds after the bus doors closed the driver would yell at me to sit down.  When there was no room for me to sit, sometimes I would just squat down in the aisle near a seat in the back to make it look as if I was sitting.  

There was no room for me.  

How wonderful to know there is a place with room for everyone who comes.  Even "though millions have come," as the old song says, "there is still room for one."  

In fact, there is room for all!

"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."  (2 Peter 3:9.)

"And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world." (I John 2:2.)

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." 
(John 3:16.)

At the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ there is room for all, there is room for one, there is room for me!  

No one who comes with a sincere and honest heart will ever be turned away.



ROOM AT THE CROSS FOR YOU 
by  Ira F. Stanphill 1946

The cross upon which Jesus died, 
Is a shelter in which we can hide; 
And its grace so free is sufficient for me, 
And deep is its fountain as wide as the sea 

There's room at the cross for you, 
There's room at the cross for you, 
Tho millions have come, 
There's still room for one Yes, 
there's room at the cross for you. 

 Tho millions have found Him a friend, 
And have turned from the sins they have sinned, 
The Savior still waits to open the gates 
And welcomes a sinner before it's too late. 

There's room at the cross for you, 
There's room at the cross for you, 
Tho millions have come,  still room for one 
Yes, there's room at the cross for you. 

 The hand of my Savior is strong, 
And the love of my Savior is long; 
Through sunshine or rain, through loss or in gain, 
The blood flows from Calvary to cleanse every stain. 

There's room at the cross for you, 
There's room at the cross for you, 
Tho millions have come, 
There's still room for one 
Yes, there's room at the cross for you. 

No comments: