Posted on April 9, 2019 by Erin Culleny in Freedom Fighters
“IT IS FINISHED!”
Do you have a “life verse”? I probably have had dozens over the years. It seems like there is always a select verse to minister to me at different times of life. Recently I was listening to a new song, afterward, without thinking about it, I was singing a verse of the song that was stuck in my head, “Then I read the red letters and the ground began to shake.” I couldn’t wait to hear it again and sure enough it was just what I needed. Crowder is the singer and was inspired to sing this song because of the effect it had on him when he found out that the red letters in the Bible was when Jesus was talking.
Now I know that all scripture is God breathed and is useful but I must admit when I come to the red letters it is something special to me. Also, one of the main reasons I am partial to the NKJV of the Bible is because it is one of only two translations that I know of that capitalize all pronouns concerning the Trinity. When I read the “Red Letters” it reminds me of the God of the Bible speaking His own words.
The Crowder song “Red Letters” is about the redemption power of the Gospel. He sings “Then I read the red letters and the ground began to shake, the prison walls started falling and I became a free man that day”. I am also more attentive when the letters are red, I recently had the option on a Bible app that asked, “with or without red letters”, I’ don’t think there was ever an easier decision in my life.
I pray I never lose the reverence that I feel when I see red letters or the uncomfortable feeling I feel when a worship song lyrics don’t capitalize pronouns concerning the Trinity. I think the humbling feeling I get when the letters turn red brings me to a place of submission and allows the Lordship of Christ to reestablish itself. I can become complacent or begin to drift and the Red Letters are just the thing to get my attention. The red letters of God are not found in any other book or commentaries, they are exclusive and reserved to God’s word, the Bible.
Maybe it’s just me but it seems like reverence is a missing element in the Church today. I sometimes miss my Catholic beginnings of a solemn attitude and even the genuflect before being seated.
As we approach this resurrection season my prayer is that the “Red Letters” of the Bible will grab a hold of you and allow you to experience a fresh filling of the Spirit of God, Amen!
Written by Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri, and serves with her as full time staff members. He is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is also available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daily Quote: “God is not greater if you reverence Him, but you are greater if you serve Him.” – Augustine
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” – Revelation 21:5