Tuesday, December 05, 2006

His promise to be with us day in and day out; through the longs nights, through the storms of life and through the darkness. That is truly amazing! To know that the darkness does not have to have dominion over our life... meaning how we respond, how we think and even, how we feel. Our absolute joy is found in Him, no matter the day, no matter the season, whether it is dry or fruitful. And that is all made possible because He was willing to come in the form of man... born into a world of sin to be our Savior!

"For His anger is but for a moment, and His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. As for me, I said in my prosperity, "I shall never be moved." By Your favor , O LORD, You made my mountain stand strong; You hid your face; I was dismayed. To You, O LORD, I cry, and to the Lord I plead for mercy; "What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it tell of Your faithfulness? Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me! O LORD, my helper!" You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, that my glory may sing Your praise and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever!" Psalm 30: 5-12

"How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I hand you over, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart recoils within Me; My compassion grows warm and tender. I will not execute My burning anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim; for I am God and not a man, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath." Hosea 11:8-9

"Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call His name Immanuel." Isaiah 7:14

"And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn." Luke 2:7

HE WAS BORN.

HE CAME WITH COMPASSION

HE TOOK THE WRATH WE DESERVED

HE IS WITH US TODAY.

I Celebrate the Day


And with this Christmas wish is missed
The point I could convey
If only I could find the words to say to let You know how much You've touched my life
Because here is where You're finding me, in the exact same place as New Year's eve
And from a lack of my persistency
We're less than half as close as I want to be

And the first time
That You opened Your eyes did You realize that You would be my Savior
And the first breath that left Your lips
Did You know that it would change this world forever

And so this Christmas I'll compare the things I felt in prior years
To what this midnight made so clear
That You have come to meet me here

To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me
In the hope that what You did
That you were born so I might live
To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me

And I, I celebrate the day
That You were born to die
So I could one day pray for You to save my life

A shout out to Grace who prompted me to think more about my posts . Thanks Grace

(Btw, those who I tagged last time are still on, also, TAG, you're it Tai!).

"And I, I celebrate this day

You were born to die

And now I thank You for saving my life

I thank You for saving my life"

Thank you everyone for your comments! I pray for all of you guys just because I think of the small random things you have said through out the day. I appreciate all of your friendships .

Dell: purely me

6 comments:

Sherlock said...

cool.

joel sczebel (web professional) said...

I thought tagging was a Xanga thing. I object...



Good post though. I wish I could think of good things to write on my blog.

joe. said...

That last little bit added on to my name was sarcastic.... I'm really not....

Mattea K. said...

wow I've never been tagged before...!

so do I get free Christmas name tags or something?

dell said...

Sure... ;-)

oh, and btw Joe, I wasn't trying to 'preach' to you when you posted the grinch thing (and that kind of started an avalanche) I felt kind of bad when after that you got a whole sermon with our comments.

Cass said...

Thats awesome, God's really given you a gift, thats for sure.
Thanks for comin' by my site my friend, always good to see a fellow Believer!
see ya around