Recently I was flipping through the channels on my TV looking for something interesting to watch when I came across someone explaining to someone about Christmas. She made the comment: “Oh yeah, and we celebrate a baby who was born 2,000 years ago”, she said it with a laugh and in such a way as you could tell it did not make sense to her.
This got me to thinking about how people look at that baby whose birth we celebrate. There are many who probably hear the Christmas carols and have no idea what they mean. To them perhaps it is like singing a song about some one they know simply as a historical figure. To many, Jesus as the Song of God is not real to them. Continue reading →
The hope of the world, where is it? What do we hope for and hope in?
Today, more than ever we must find the source of where our hope comes from. Our world is filled with many things that can bring us down if we don’t have hope and know where who our hope is in. It can even cause us to become physically ill.
Proverbs 13:12 says :Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
So, where does our hope come from?
Our hope comes through the promises our Father God gave us and Jesus and what He would do and bring for us was the greatest promise of all. It’s not in the things that we have around us, nor riches, not in who our friends or family are, but in ALL that God has promised to us through His Word. I really love how the Message bible describes why we can hope in this.
This morning I led worship at Zion Covenant in Chambersburg, PA. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to lead there the first Sunday of the month on a pretty regular basis for some time now. The people there are like family. I love their freedom to worship and the freedom I have been given there to go where the Spirit of God leads in our times of worship. Continue reading →
Have you ever listened to a song and wondered what inspired the songwriter to choose those specific words and tune for that song. There are stories behind the songs you listen to and I wanted to share with you the story behind the title song of my upcoming album “A Resting Place”.