Wednesday, February 07, 2007

While Indianapolis has a snow storm, single digit temperatures and below zero wind chill, we have a spring teaser: officially the high yesterday was… are you ready for this? 73 degrees! And we’re not even in California!! Not to last however, this morning it is 33 with a high predicted of 40. Still not severe, just normal winter temps – thank you Father!

Whitney had a test scheduled for 4:30 that she waited around school for, and guess what? They closed school at 4:00. Of course, had she known she could have left at 1:30. Isn’t that the way things happen? Just figures… It took her two and a half hours (normally a twenty minute trip) to get home with the lovely stand-still type of traffic. Always a pleasant way to travel. Frustrating, yet we’re thankful she stayed safe.

I took a long, glorious walk yesterday since it was so beautiful. I’ve been listening to “In Christ Alone.” I had no idea it was originally penned by the Newsboys. I love the celtic sounding version with the ancient flute as the introduction and the clear, mellow female vocal lead. (namely, Adrienne Leisching and Geoff Moore) Have you noticed that there are more male worship leaders than female these days? Just a curious note. The words are so powerful and comforting and inspirational and just plain amazing. You have to sing it over and over cause there are so many words! I hope you’re able to sing it or find a version you love and soak in its full and majestic meaning!

In Christ Alone

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
'Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost it's grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Brought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
'Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand


Wow. Let it be so! Glorify Your truth, the only truth, in us today Father!

Mom

3 Comments:

At 8:17 AM, Anonymous On Our Knees... said...

We LOVE this song & do it at nearly every one of our family's weekly worship times!!

It is indeed, "in Christ alone"!

Know you are continually being lifted up.

Tammy

 
At 1:42 PM, Blogger NatenAmy said...

LOVE that song! Sing it really loud in my car (or when I am listening to my ipod) whenever I hear it! The words are awesome.
Glad that Whitney got home safely yesterday... it was a mess. Guess she got the "new care" just in time.
Love you both lots and lots,
Amy (and Nate too)

 
At 5:06 PM, Blogger ericdavid said...

Thank you for the encouraging post. I found myself on an up an down journey this past month. I'm not sure if it's just the second semester of school or trying to drag me down. Probably a combination of the both. The one thing its taught me is that God waits for us. Even when were off sinning or just plain ignoring Him, He waits for us. I reallized this and I have never felt Gods love in a more real and genuine way. It brought a new meaning to the childhood of being a christian. (sigh) God is good.

Am I ever going to see you again?

73 degrees... I you.

Namaste,
Eric

 

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