The London Olympics was the site of a large, concentrated outreach effort by nearly 2,500 evangelical Christians. Of that number 450 volunteers came from mostly Southern Baptist churches to join in this great effort.
“The world was here, and the cordial atmosphere was an excellent opportunity for sharing one’s faith,” said Doug Shaw, who served as Olympics volunteer coordinator for Southern Baptists.
Jesus Paid It All was written under unusual circumstances. Did your mind ever wander during a Sunday service? Perhaps you started thinking about other things–maybe what occurred last week, or plans for the coming week or what you will be doing later that day. Something like that happened to the writer of a familiar hymn.