Good Morning Company Girls....
The last few mornings the Lord has brought a particular song to my mind....I find the Lord does that for me, especially in times of great emotional stress......when my dad died just five months ago, I had barely heard the news,and while in that hotel room in Chicago , the song that almost immediately filled my heart was one that I couldn't even remember singing or hearing for a very long time...in fact , I don't know when I did...maybe when I was a child....it was the chorus of the song that went something like this....
'I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
When redeemed by His side I shall stand,
I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
By the prints of the nails in His hands'
...and thru my tears and anguish I could visualize my dad standing by our Lord, smiling from ear to ear, no longer in horrible pain and I cried out....'are you there dad...are you standing with Jesus?....and immediately I had that assurance that indeed he was......
The last few days another song has come to mind....I shared it with my daughter-in-law because this week we found out that our unborn grandbaby was already with the Lord....please pray for my son Ryan and my daughter-in-law Jennifer as they struggle thru this time of despair, of walking thru the valley of shadows.....
The song that the Lord gave to me also speaks of our Redeemer...it was popular a few years back, sung by Nicole Mullins.....I've heard daughter Leslie sing it a few times.....it's a beautiful song with words that describe and remind us that when we try to limit God, try to put Him in a box that He's just so much greater than we could ever imagine...and even though we will not know the 'whys' this side of heaven that there is a 'why' and He is in control....
Who taught the sun to stand in the morning,........(it's shining this morning, as I type)
Who told the ocean that you can only come this far?
Who showed the moon where to hide til evening,
Whose words alone can catch a falling star?
Well, I know my Redeemer lives,
Yes, I know my Redeemer lives,
All of creation testify
This life within me cries
I know why my Redeemer lives....
The very God that spins things in orbit,
He runs to the weary , the worn and the weak ......(thank you Jesus, that's me)
And the same gentle hands that hold me when I'm broken
They CONQUERED death to bring me victory!!!
To take away my shame
And He lives forever I'll proclaim
That the payment for MY sin
Was the precious life He gave
But now He's alive
And there's an empty grave.
...lift your hands with me ladies and proclaim. even if our spirit is broken, we KNOW deep inside that we are being held up, we can go forward, we can testify......
AND I KNOW MY REDEEMER LIVES,
YES, I KNOW MY REDEEMER LIVES,
LET ALL CREATION TESTIFY
THIS LIFE WITHIN ME CRIES
THAT I KNOW MY REDEEMER LIVES....
...go to utube and listen to Nicole sing it...it's powerful ladies...you'll feel your heart soar thru your tears......as I think of my dad.....my unborn child Leah, my unborn grandbabies Hayden and now this little one...I'm so glad that Jesus is there...He's always been there, thru my doubt, thru my tears, thru my anguish.....
I know my Redeemer lives! Hallelujah....thank you Jesus....