Why is it so hard to say goodbye to those that we love. The thought of not seeing them again is scary and difficult. Life is hard enough. Give us the strength to make it through somehow. Open our eyes so that we can see the way that You do: that this life is not the end. Two thousand years have passed since Your resurrection and yet Your life still touches our hearts everyday. In Christ there are no good byes or end and because of You we can be strong and face this world knowing that You will not forsake us or leave us in our time of need. We are never alone. We are never abandoned. So let’s hold on to Jesus with all that we have. Jesus is the truth, the way, and the light. All who believe in Him, even in death, will live forever beyond this life. So Lord thank You for that promise, for your love and for you grace.
Monthly Archives: April 2012
The world around us is dark and it is so easy to doubt what we can’t see. The world constantly challenges Your existence in it’s chaos. Why is it so easy to believe in You during the good times and so hard in the bad? Why are our human eyes limited to what we can see and not what we should see? You, who began a good work in all of us will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. See, faith not doubt is the gift of God to all of his children. It is through faith that we can see beyond the limitations of this world and understand that God has a bigger plan. This life is not the end. The battle has been won at the price of the risen Lamb. We are never alone with God on our side. Help us to remember that each day is a gift. Each person is a treasure. And each moment is another opportunity for us to grow in our relationship with You and Your Son and Your Holy Spirit. Be with us now and always. Amen.
This is an awesome song by Andy Cherry that we did for Easter 2012 at New Song. Thanks to Cade for recommending this tune!!!
Easter 2012 at New Song Church. It is a happy day knowing that death and sin were crushed by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This was the anthem for Easter 2012 and the lyrics of this song by City Harmonics is the core of what my faith is. And it was just so awesome to see the Holy Spirit working in and through so many people in the Youth ministry, worship team, band and congregation.
Relationships are what life is about so help us to start relating to You and with each other and to relate to what Your Son did for us. Look, it doesn’t matter where we are in this life because we’ve all messed up in someway or the other. We all have regrets, doubts, shame and broken hearts and faded dreams. We need to let these things go and release them to You. The past is not our legacy or our destiny. Yesterday does not define who we are or who we are going to be. Because we are all children of God, we are all accepted, we are all loved, we are all forgiven for whatever we did or think we did. And just as this season changes from winter to spring You bring us new life and a new start. The promise that this life is not the end. In Christ there are no good byes, in Christ there is no end. We will see our Heavenly Father face to face because of His Son’s sacrifice on that cross. Death has no hold on us. The battle is won, God is with us. To Christ be all the glory and honor. Amen.
Help us to see the big picture. Beyond ourselves. To not just follow the crowds of cheers and adorations or the jeers and the taunting….but to follow the One who showed us the endless love of God the Father. Help us to praise You beyond the good times and through the bad times. It is so easy to give in to the ways of this world. Open up our eyes and hearts so that we can know that You will never forsake us in our time of need. Your heart rejoices in our happiness and Your heart breaks in our sorrows. We are not alone…God is always with us and on our side and His love knows no bounds. So help us to not forget the love that You share with us and with others. In Christ name we pray. Amen.