What A Savior

by Ronnie Hewitt
There’s a song in our book with the same title. The chorus says, “Oh, what a Savior! Oh hallelujah! His heart was broken on Calvary; His hands were nailed scarred, His side was riven, He gave His life-blood for even me.”
In this glorious, significant and sacrificial spirit, Jesus saves us from our sin as planned and prophesied. Truly, what a Savior! These truths spring from an inspired Word that has weathered the storms of every season and will be the standard until the Saints go marching into glory. The fact that Jesus is, indeed, the Savior, the promised Messiah, will never change.
To be the Savior of the world is not a matter of mere geography. The Hebrew writer said, “He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them” (Heb 7:25). His power and ability to rescue mankind has reached out over 2,000 years and is still as powerful today as it was when He physically gave His life. Jesus said the “Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). In Luke 15, Jesus equates that lostness with a sin-infected and miserable existence—a living death. The prodigal, who wasted his substance in wild living, came home to hear his father rejoicingly say, “My son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found” (Lk 15:24).
Until you and I recognize the sadness, the shame, and the sickness of sin in a human soul, we will never properly appreciate Jesus, who can save us from our pitiful plight! When we are awakened to our sinfulness and realize our hopeless to do anything to rescue ourselves, we are confronted with a wonderful Savior and can then sing, “Oh what a Savior, Oh, Hallelujah!” May we forever sing His praise!
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Rom 12:1-2).
Such a Savior deserves such sacrificial service. So let us live in love, and then by His love we shall forever live! What a Savior!