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Welcome to Resurrection Day. Welcome to Son Rise. He Lives, I know it because “He lives within my heart.”
I am reminded how I know He Lives through the words of a hymn I love that I’d like to share with you today which reflects that very thought.
I Serve a Risen Savior
Hymn by A.H. Ackley, 1933
I serve a risen Savior, He’s in the world today;
I know that He is living whatever men may say;
I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer,
And just the time I need Him, He’s always near.
He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.
He lives, He lives, Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.
In all the world around me I see His loving care,
And tho’ my heart grows weary I never will despair;
I know that He is leading thro’ all the stormy blast,
The day of His appearing will come at last.
Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing
Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the King!
The hope of all who seek Him, the help of all who find,
None other is so loving, so good and kind.
Have a blessed day in the presence of our Lord.
Nick & Boo
Those words from Pastor Randy echo in my ears from his message this past Sunday.
In these trying times of trial by pestilence I find comfort in the words of this great Psalm. I trust and pray it will help strengthen you as well. Hold on to Christ and let Him give you peace and rest as we continue in the days ahead. Continue in prayer, in time with His Word and in the assurance of His grace and mercy. Pray for each other and your neighbors in the world. God is sovereign now and forever.
Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
I just turned 72. Not saying when, but 72 years young. I had decided the Lord’s plan for my life did not include grandchildren long ago, and that was okay. My husband and I had two delightful daughters, lots of cats and a dog or two (mostly for my husband, not me), and I had classrooms and libraries filled with children as the years passed. If you’ve ever workd with children, it truly is a joy, a challenge, and helps to keep your mind young. Forever young!
So, imagine my surprise when my youngest daughter announced her pregnancy test was positive. As she was older, I tempered my excitement with restraint as we were not sure of God’s plan in this. When we departed TX, our plan was to be with my daughter and husband for the arrivel of a granddaughter. Doctors felt she might be early at various stages and sure enough, she arrived three weeks early. Wow! What an incredible gift from God. Not without challenges, but baby and mom were both fine. Those feet you’re seeing are hers-almost 6 months old.
As wonderful as the gift of my granddaughter is, God has given us His Son, Jesus Christ, as our Savior. So much more of a special, incredible gift to me, and it is a gift is for all peoples of all nations. John 3:16 says: For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. With a new year is before us, I was just wondering if you’ve accepted Jesus as your Savior.
Boo & Nick