I heard this song one fateful Christmas in Elim Gospel Hall Ipoh. I was not a Christian then and was just following my uncle to this celebration.
But then I heard this song.....and tears just flowed down my cheeks. It was embarassing to me at that time. I didn't know then how God touches people. I am glad to say the tears have never stopped.....
Anyway, I was listening to this song again last night and my son was curious as to what I was doing.
So, he climbed onto my lap and I let him see this video and listen to the song as well.
And I told him the story of Jesus crucifiction. I used words like sin and suffering. I compared mummy's beatings which has no blood to the beatings we saw which had ALOT of blood. I related blessings to sweets, food to eat and a house. I told him that is why we go to church and why mummy makes him sit still and pray quietly. I tried to make my explanation of what was happening simple to him.
He nodded several times, asked a few where-s when I told him things that were abstract. I didn't know how much he could absorb or whether the whole thing meant anything to him at all. He did repeat after me that he should not walk around in church and that he should pray like this (close his eyes and put his hands together).
Then just before we went to sleep, when I thought all was forgotten, he asked me again "Mummy, why the bad people beat Jesus Christ until so much blood?"
I am glad he asked me again. I opened my sleepy eyes and gladly told him the whole story again.