But He Had to Die for Mine

by Marlin Hoover

I sat down the other day to watch some TV. There seemed to be nothing on that really interested me, so I was searching through the channels. I saw on one of the classic channels: The Porter Wagoner show. I enjoy looking at some of the old shows like that sometimes, so I clicked on the channel. Porter's special guest that week was Hank Thompson. I had never heard of Hank but I watched him perform what I assume was one of his hit records. The song was called: "He's got a way with women". I kinda like listening to old country songs sometimes because of some of the play on words that they use in the lyrics. For some reason I often find them humorous. This song was no exception. The chorus goes:

"He's got a way with women
  And he just got away with mine"

Now I know the subject matter is nothing to laugh at but it's just the way they say it in some of these songs that I seem to find funny. The chorus stuck in my head and I'm sure I drove my wife half crazy singing it the rest of the afternoon.

One day during the week I read some scriptures about what Jesus said concerning forgiveness. In Luke chapter 6 verse 37 Jesus says: “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.”

I also read: "And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins." Matthew 26; 27-28

After reading these scriptures, the song from earlier in the week popped in my head and I realized:

Jesus taught, gave and lived forgiveness
  But He had to die for mine

For me, this really put the focus on the importance of the Easter season. Without the sacrifice Jesus made, the forgiveness of my sins would be impossible.

"He's Got A Way With Women"
Written by Hank Thompson and Rodney Lay
Recorded by Hank Thompson