Friday, December 21, 2007

My own 2 cents on 1 Peter 2:9

1 Peter 2:9, "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light" (NIV).

1 Peter 2:9 reminds us that through Christ we are chosen! God sent His Son to light our darkness and fill the gaps in our hearts. Hold onto the truth that God sees you today and in His heart He's saying, "You're the one I want!"

This passage is very simple and my commentary is simple as well. I think passages like the one above remind us how much God loves us and I think I need that reminder sometimes. I know God loves me but just to read the words that were inspired by God is a pretty powerful thing.


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Born to Bleed

Recently, I was asked to sing this rare but good Christmas song at Crossings. The lyrics are rich but the title threw me off at first. Maybe its just me but the title, Born to Bleed, reminds me of a song that should be sung by P.O.D or a metal band. The reason I say that is because the title sounds brutal and violent. It's hard for me to grasp that Christ was born to die and endure so much pain. He knew He was born to bleed. Wow, God is amazing!!! Check out the lyrics written by Bebo Norman, Ed Cash and Allen Levi.

Well, The old wooden barn was alive with the sound
and smell that the farm animals bring.
Such, an unusual place to be graced
with the birth of our Lord and King.

Not born into money neither silver nor gold
He was homeless yet humble at heart
And all of His reaches He kept in His soul
So that we may never live apart

He was born to bleed, away the sin,
That covers our guilty hands.
Born to rise from Calvary,
He was born to save every man.

The picture sweet Mary with eyes on her baby
Who came to die in her place
Picture sweet Jesus hanging on a cross
For the sin of the whole human race

Complete perfection mixed with a man
Gave us God in His fleshly form
Eternal Savior light of the world
To coat of our hearts He came to make warm

Chorus repeats

The light of His eyes pierces darkness,
His heart comes with soul,
There’s no wound, His Hands cannot heal.
He was alive in that stable, He’s still alive today.
He’s alive even though some choose to say He’s not real

Chorus repeats


Monday, December 17, 2007

2007 - 2008 things to-do this winter

Yesterday, I had a winter day. I traveled many hours to the famous Ober Gattlinburg area in East Tenn. Actually, I only traveled an hour and Ober Gattlinburg is not that famous, I think.

I played in the man made snow and I went ice skating. Now, when I think of ice skating, I think of dancing on ice with colorful tights exposing all the nook and crannies a man should not show. I do admit that I did have black tights on BUT they were underneath my blue jeans which makes me heterosexual still. No offense to guys who wear tights on a daily basis in public. Anyway, I just wanted to share a couple activities I plan to do this winter:

1. Ice skating (check)

2. Snow ball fight

3. Watch the Superbowl with friends

4. Swim (FYI: I am going to Florida)

5. Watch the ball drop in Orlando, FL

6. Read books and drink lots of hot beverages

7. Ski/Snowboard