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Song of the Day: Andrew Peterson

All You’ll Ever Need

Three Old Testament stories that offer further proof that God knows what he’s doing: Elisha and the Widow’s oil, Naaman the Leper, and Elijah and the Prophets of Baal.  Go track them down and read them.  All three of these stories foreshadow the coming work of Christ in ways that my friend Ben Shive noticed when he was reading them to his kids.  We started the song on the way home from the studio and finished it the next night via an internet chat.  (I wonder if it’s the first song ever co-written that way?)  The point is this: The blood of Christ is the key that opens the door to the Kingdom.  The more I come to know the deep mysteries of God, the less comfortable I am claiming to understand any of them.  The closer I grow to Christ, the more forgiven I realize I am.  And I have a feeling that will go on forever.

2 Kings 4:1-7 2 Kings 5:1-13 1 Kings 20:18-39

The blood of Jesus, it is like the widow’s oil It’s enough to pay the price to set you free It can fill up every jar and every heart that ever beat When it’s all you have it’s all you’ll ever need When it’s all you have it’s all you’ll ever need

The blood of Jesus, it is like the leper’s river Running humble with a power you cannot see Seven times go under, let the water wash you clean Only go down to the Jordan and believe Only go down in the Jordan and believe

And I need it, I need it The closer that I grow The more I come to know how much I need it

The blood of Jesus it is like Elijah’s fire Falling on the altar of your faith All the wisdom of the world could never conjure up a spark But no power of Hell could ever quench this flame No power of Hell could ever touch this flame

And I need it, I need it The closer that I grow The more I come to know how much I need it And I need it, I need it The closer that I grow The more I come to know how much I need The blood of Jesus

The blood of Jesus, it is like the widow’s oil When it’s all you have it’s all you’ll ever need It is all you’ll ever need

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