I was introduced to today’s featured song during an NFL post game press conference. Former back up quarterback Frank Reich led the Buffalo Bills to one of the greatest playoff comebacks of all time. Instead of taking the credit for himself, Reich quoted the lyrics of In Christ Alone by Michael English. The attached video starts with this press conference, serving as an introduction to In Christ Alone.
So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [[d]in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful [e]in divine strength), 2 Corinthians 12:10.
Unfortunately, shortly after releasing Christ Alone, Michael English had an affair while on tour. This one night fling resulted in a divorce and being banned from several Christian bookstores who removed his music. When you take Reich’s victory and English’ fall from grace, these two events remind Christians to make Jesus the Lord of your life. Subsequently, when you’re weak, lean on Jesus so you’ll have the strength to overcome temptation while giving God the glory.
by Jay Mankus