I didn’t write this song with Christmas in mind, but it certainly celebrates the wonder and triumph of the incarnation, Gods blessed gift to us. Jesus Came for the lost. He Came to meet us in our loneliness and our need. He Came to meet us at the end of our road after all of our efforts are spent, and still we are in our failure. At the end of our goodness that can’t be enough. At the end of our weakness and blindness and selfishness. He Came to the place that he knew these things would lead us. He [...]
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The place of weakness and helplessness that brings us to call on and trust in Christ is our safest truest place. It is there that we are best positioned to receive God's Grace. James 4:10 ( NIV ) “Humble yourself before The Lord, and He will lift you up.” We are saved by Grace. It is by God's Grace that we have life and purpose. It is Gods Grace that sustains us. It is God's Grace that is all in all. This song is about being lost and found. About wanting for others what I have found in Christ. About [...]
Psalm 46:10 NIV “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth” When faced with our complete inability to change a situation or circumstance, we have come to a place where a truth, most certainly “The Truth” (for all truth is His Truth), has lovingly watched over and gently led us. For He is God, our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. He is our Good Shepherd who leads us beside still waters. This song came from a season and situation of striving for a loved one [...]
This song is the result of a conversation I had with a student who was in the midst of a very difficult family situation - a suicide attempt by a younger sibling. We face a hard and shallow culture these days. Fueled by a hedonistic media and a society of moral relativism, the situation only appears to be getting worse. With the advance of on-demand technology and accessibility to personal devices, the moral and spiritual pollution that pour into the souls of modern man is a terrible source of hopelessness, playing havoc with our world. Everyone is being sold the [...]
It stands to reason, that before a vessel can be filled, it must be emptied. God, in His grace, provides for our emptying as well as our filling. James 1:2 NIV Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when ever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Ephesians 2:10 NIV For we are Gods workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works. If your medium be humanity flesh and blood and souls of men And [...]
This song came out of a season of questioning my very direction and purpose. Feeling very alone in my struggle, yet believing that God loved me and saw me, loves me and sees me. I decided to prayerfully enter into a 40- day fast. I told no one, not even my wife. At the end of those 40 days, on that very day, three very specific and particular confirmations of purpose and direction were revealed. First was an unprecedented phone call from an associate of my wife, this person was a complete stranger to me, but the calls intent and [...]
Good books are often inspirational to me. I had just finished reading John Bunyan’s, “The Pilgrims Progress,” and “The Cost of Discipleship” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. My son was a kindergartner at the time. One day, as I was driving him home from school, he fell asleep curled up in the front seat of our car. It was a wet grey winter day and the sun had just broken the late morning clouds as we drove down the freeway. As the sun shone in through the windows on my sleeping little boy, I was taken by the love I have for [...]
My wife and I had just returned from a week’s visit in New York City. I had been in big cities throughout my life, but I had never experienced anything as huge and densely populated as this. We stayed on the 35th floor of a hotel just blocks from Fifth Avenue. The activity around us was non-stop. Home again, one morning in a time of quiet, I found myself reflecting on being among that sea of humanity. Knowing that God saw and loved each person, just as I knew He loved me, and wondering if I was doing my part [...]
March 27, 2020 I chose to start this communication with today’s date because the date is significant. We are now living in a time and day that will surely become a reference point to us all. Who we are and where we are today, will become who we were and where we were then. As a seed planted in its season will in due time bring forth its fruit, may our prayer to Our Father in the Name of Jesus, and our love to one another go forth most liberally, to make way for a harvest to be seen in [...]
Although the lyrics to this song are simple, the inspiration is profound. God has rescued me. From myself. If God, in His mercy and Love, had not come to me, I would still be a prisoner to that shallow existence that is passed off as life, and would never have entered into the riches of His Grace. The constrains of self are a bondage and poverty that Jesus has come to release us from. To be delivered from this bondage and released into sonship is a Truth that was not easily provided. It cost God the life of His beloved [...]