Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My Redeemer Lives

You know how sometimes God uses things that just catch us completely off-guard to show us something that we really need to hear? Well, that happened this morning to me.
I had to help Carrie get her hair washed and get ready for school this morning and was somewhat worried about getting it done and still have time to have devotions but I managed. I have been reading in the book of Job - boy, did he have some "great" friends or what??? Anyway, today I was reading along and came upon these verses we are all very familiar with but they spoke to me again.

For I know that my Redeemer lives,
And He shall stand at last on the earth;
And after my skin is destroyed, this I know,
That in my flesh I shall see God,
Whom I shall see for myself,
And my eyes shall behold, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!

First, I "KNOW that MY Redeemer Lives". Sometimes I may not FEEL it but I still KNOW it!! And - He is MY Redeemer! Second, when all else is gone, HE will STILL be standing! Third, when there is nothing left of me, there is still God! Fourth, I will "see for myself". One day, I will see Him for myself and no one else will really matter! Last, how I long for that day!!! No - I am not wanting to die but to just see Him in all His glory and be able to thank Him for saving me!!!

Then, I came to work and was checking up on emails, blogs and such. I have a website that I visit everyday that is a group of people who are Marine Mom's, Dad's, Wives, Fiancees, Girlfriends, Sisters and such. One of them posted a video from YouTube that was of a girl singing the song, "My Redeemer Lives". I sat and watched the video and wiped away the tears. God had used something so simple yet so beautiful to speak to me and reinforce the thoughts to me that He STILL lives on! He is in control and nothing anyone can say or do will ever change that! I get bogged down sometimes in the things going on around me - some think I get bogged down all the time - but I am so thankful that God knows me better than anyone and knows exactly WHAT I need, WHEN I need it!!


A Moment in the Life of a Mother said...

Hi Leah, Thanks for shareing the encouraging words from Scripture and the great thoughts too. If only we could keep this perspective in our hearts and minds all of the time, lifes little quirks would not seem so bad. God is so good to us!! Thanks again.

floridabozonebunch said...

I am so glad that God brought encouragement to your heart today. I thought of you and your family when I first got up this morning. Maybe this was God reminding me to pray. I remember what you wrote a few posts ago about being concerned about David. Of course this is natural. You mentioned the "what ifs". I know you know this stuff, but may I remind you that God's grace is not there when we take on the future in our own strength. Don't let these thoughts steal the joy of today. We serve a big God that is able to watch over a certain Marine a long way from home. Have a great day.

Linda S said...

Thanks for your encouraging words. They brought tears to my eyes. God blessed you with His word and then affirmed it with a song....I got the splash over and am blessed. So sorry about Carrie's injury. I have a lonely girl at my house trying to be brave.

maryellenhuff said...

Great blogs Leah - I haven't left a comment in a while but I'm reading every one of them!

Jody J said...

Very encouraging post!

LaDonna said...

Great post...lots of great thoughts.

Angie Davis said...

We all needed that! :)

Vonnie said...

Great post!! Very encouraging!! We are praying for you all!