Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Soul -stirring Advent

This Advent Season Ken preached on the names of Jesus and what He is to us in our waiting.  
He has preached on Jesus as Messiah  and allowing Him to be King of my life.
He preached on Jesus as Savior for us all - individually and corporately.
He preached on Jesus as Emmanuel.  God With Us.

On the second Sunday when the sermon was about Jesus as Savior, the praise band sang this song.
This song had me in tears and then the sermon did the same.

It was a powerful day.

Since then, I have had this song on my mind and in my heart. Every day lately, I've been reminded on my need for a savior.  My own humanity.

I hope you'll take a listen to this song and really ponder on the lyrics.
They are soul stirring for me.
 They bring back that Sunday morning when I was reminded so clearly of my need for a Savior.
An ongoing need for a savior.  

In these last few days of Advent, I'm reminded again that I need a Savior to get through each and every day.  
God , in His goodness, sent his only Son to be my Savior.  

Your Name is Jesus.
Your Name is Jesus.
You're the Wonderful, Counselor. 
My friend.
You're what I hold on to.
I know that You've brought me through
 all the days of loss
to the Cross You knew
That I'd need a Savior.

He knew -- He always knew that I'd need a Savior.  That makes this time of waiting to welcome Jesus as Messiah, Savior and Emmanuel even sweeter.  

Thank you God for knowing I would need a Savior, for sending Jesus and for the process of salvation that continues each day.  Thank you for Jesus.  Remind me always.  Amen