No, I don’t ask that question in bitter reference to having been born a quadriplegic as a result of Cerebral Palsy. I know better than to consider myself undeserving of life’s hard knocks. In fact, I know that my sins render me deserving only of eternity in hell.
To my astonishment, however, the Lord showed me mercy by bearing my punishment by shedding His blood on the cross. I’ve done nothing whatsoever to merit such favor, yet He has enabled me to place my faith in Him as my Savior. His kindness honestly baffles me, although I praise Him for bestowing such kindness.
Today’s hymn reminds me of my undeserving condition, but also of Christ’s grace in dying for me. It encourages me to celebrate His love and generosity, and to ask with an attitude of joyful wonder, “Why me?”