I’ve been “saved” since I was a small child. Ever since one fateful night at the kitchen table, I have known that upon my death, I will spend eternity in Heaven. Over the years, I subconsciously came to believe that because my salvation was complete, I didn’t need to hear the account of Christ’s sacrificial death. I was saved from Hell, and that was enough.
But sometimes the battles of this early life are overwhelming. The enemy’s attacks are ferocious and devastating. That is when I must recall and claim the victory that Christ won when he rose from the dead. I must “sing above the battle strife ‘Jesus saves.'” He still saves.
Sometimes, Often, I don’t claim this victory. I listen to the enemy’s lies and fall to his schemes. I think that I must save myself from the trenches. Before long, I am shadowed with a gloom of justice, and my heart craves mercy. That mercy can only be found in Christ’s victory over the tomb. Jesus still saves.
Yes, I only need to place my faith in Him one single time in order to be saved from eternal separation from God and damnation in Hell. Nevertheless, I need daily faith in Jesus to face the struggles of the world. I need a constant Friend and a daily Rescuer.
So give the winds a mighty voice…
Let the nations now rejoice…
Shout salvation full and free…
This our song of victory:
And He still saves.