I don’t need a saviour

‘I don’t need a saviour.
I don’t need to be rescued from my sin
What have I done that’s so wicked?
Why should I be born again?’

People tell me they live good lives
They don’t murder, lie or steal
They ask what sins of mine were laid upon this so called lord of yours?

Maybe I’m unique
Maybe I am strange
But I don’t need anyone to tell me what I’ve done wrong

There was no need for God to convict  me
I tried and judged myself
I knew that I was guilty
No evidence was needed

Every single day I do and say things wrong
I know they’re wrong because they hurt people
I know they’re wrong because I know
I don’t need anyone outside of me to tell me how I behave

So when I heard about the saviour, about the one who took the blame
I didn’t him to list my sins and make me feel shame

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But when he looked at my life
When he looked at my sin
He took my list of wrongdoing and crossed each one off
He took ownership of my bad parts
He gave me freedom from myself
Why would I not be grateful?
Why would I not decide to follow him every day of my life?

So when you say you have no need to be saved
When you tell me you don’t need to be rescued
Then I want to know how you have found freedom from yourself?

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Colin – The Feeling Robot

Colin is a robot. Colin lives on a spaceship with lots of other robots. Colin is really good at cleaning and it makes him really happy when he is asked to clean something.

How can we tell that Colin is happy?

One day, Colin was cleaning. The floor was clean and sparkly.

Another robot walked into the room and stamped mud all over the floor.

This made Colin very angry.

How can we tell that Colin is angry?

What could he say? What could he do?

The other robot told Colin that he was rubbish at cleaning. This hurt Colin’s feelings.

How can we tell that Colin’s feelings are hurt?

Colin didn’t want the other robot to get in trouble. Colin didn’t want the other robot to say mean things to him again. Colin didn’t know what to do.

What could Colin do?

Colin decided he wanted someone to talk to about his feelings.

Who could Colin talk to?

Colin was a little bit scared to talk about his feelings. He was worried that someone might laugh at him or tell him that he was being silly.

What else could Colin be worried about?

Colin felt better after he spoke to someone. They understood why he was angry and hurt. They spoke about how Colin could always talk to someone about his feeling, no matter how small or scary.

Colin went back to his cleaning. Colin was happy when he was cleaning and no one could make him feel bad about himself.