This morning I was hearing the hymn “Jesus Paid it All”. These words came to me as if to remind me of how much I owe my Savior: Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe; Sin had left a crimson stain; He washed it white as snow.
I can’t help thinking of the woman who fell and wept at Jesus’ feet. She bathed His feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. She kissed His feet and anointed them with expensive, fragrant oil. She knew that Jesus would pay it all. He would wash away her sins with His shed blood. She knew that she owed Him alot. Her sins were many. Jesus said of her, “Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”
Jesus said the words this woman longed to hear, “Your sins are forgiven.” Then His parting words to her were,”Your faith has saved you. Go in peace” (Luke 7:36-50). In faith she had gone to the One who could save her from her sins. And she was saved by grace through that faith.
The second to last stanza of the hymn says: Since nothing good have I whereby Thy grace to claim, I’ll wash my garment white In the blood of Calvary’s Lamb. The best way to thank Jesus for paying all for us is to heed the advice He gave to the woman caught in adultery, “…go and sin no more” (John 8:11).
Jesus paid a high price for our salvation. All He wants in return is for us to keep His commandments, keep His Word and do the will of the Father (John 14:15, 23; Matthew 7:21). In love and gratitude we will do these things.