I’ve actually blogged about this song before. My plan is to sing this tomorrow for my church. It’s one of those songs that reminds me to not freak out, stress or go crazy about any situation, because it really is going to be OK. Thank You Jesus!
We all have that person in our lives that says that to you. You may have more than one person that does it for ya. My biggest OK man was my dad. He was my cheerleader. He was the one I went to with any question at all. When he answered me, it made perfect sense. He could always comfort me. He was a voice of reason. He would just say, “It’s going to be ok.” and I was *thumbs up*!
This song reminds me that I still have people like that in my life. God has put people in my life to remind me that no matter what, it’s going to be ok. I can call or text my people in times of craziness and they are ready to give me a word, shoot me the perfect emoji or most better yet, send me a Bible verse and pray for me.
I take comfort most of all in God’s word. God truly tells us in the Bible that it is going to be OK. It is going to be ALRIGHT. We win. We overcome! He sent His son to overcome so we can too.
I can go through times of sorrow, times of confusion, times that I want to hurt someone because they are crazy, times that anger me or cause me to doubt myself, BUT with God and His gift of mercy and grace,
All gave some. Some gave all. ONE GAVE EVERYTHING.
Today, Memorial Day, is celebrated for so many reasons. A lot look at it as a day off or a day out of school which is how I saw it most of my young errrr life. I mean, what kid doesn’t want to be OUT OF SCHOOL on a Monday?! I remember having a seafood dinner with my family. Of course, this was after doing the few hours task with my grandmas and mom (and whoever else we could get to do it) of shelling and deveining the shrimp. It was worth it! I knew it was a special day when we did that, but I wasn’t sure what MEMORIAL day was and what we were supposed to be remembering. I thought maybe it was a day to remember the school year? HA! Like I ever wanted to do that!
I’m not sure what year it was that the light bulb turned on in my pea brain and I really realized that today is set aside to celebrate and remember those who have given their life to secure our freedoms. We pay honor to those who lost their life by doing what a lot of us would not choose to do—stand up and fight for others.
The more I have thought about today and after hearing our preacher’s sermon yesterday on it AND again thinking about my favorite verse in the Bible (I have a lot I love, but this one is THE ONE):
Jesus is telling us in this verse many things. He has told us what LOVE is. He has told us that we should LOVE like this. He is telling us that HE will be laying His life down for us! AND HE DID. Wow.
Today, I remember those who have gone before us and sacrificed their life to ensure we have the freedoms we have. I pray that those still here remember what we have and continue to help secure it. I remember the ones who left legacies which live on and on and pray that I can do that in some way before God takes me to my real home.
Above all, I remember, honor, praise and humble myself before a God, MY REAL GOD who sent His son to give HIS everything to us. He paid the ultimate sacrifice by leaving heaven to finish a task that was asked of him. He suffered, bled and died, taking our sins–ALL OF OUR SINS–on that cross so we may be FREE. In this, He showed us the GREATER LOVE…the love we should show for others.
All gave some, some gave all, but JESUS GAVE EVERYTHING!
On 12/28/13 I had a painting afternoon where I painted a door that my husband got me for Christmas.
It’s on this post: ARTIST AFTERNOON .
Since that day, I’ve been trying to think WHAT more I was going to do with the door design.
I’ve been thinking about painting Micah 7:19 and JUST NOW it dawned on me…THAT IS WHAT I’M GOING TO DO ON THAT DOOR!
I am not sure of the exact design or anything as of yet, but that is what is going to happen.
I love the imagery of this Bible verse. God is so good to us that He will fling our sins to the depths of the ocean! I love that!
Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean!