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He never spoke a word to me,
And yet He called my name;
He never gave a sign to me,
And yet I knew and came.
At first I said, “I will not bear
His cross upon my back;
He only seeks to place it there
Because my skin is black.”
But He was dying for a dream,
And He was very meek,
And in His eyes there shone a gleam
Men journey far to seek.
It was Himself my pity bought;
I did for Christ alone
What all of Rome could not have wrought
With bruise of lash or stone.~ Anonymous
Needed to Reblog this one last time in honor of one of the greatest Gospel music songwriters of all time (Andre Crouch). Please view the Original to see the Video and to hear the Song that inspired this Blog.
I feel nostalgic on holidays, birthdays, rainy days, and yes, even Mondays. My mind retreats to bygone days and simpler times. I especially remember the “firsts” in my life. There is something remarkable about “firsts.” I believe they are precious and Divinely inspired. “Firsts” happen only once and are irreplaceable.
I particularly remember my first love. I was 10. My heart pounded when I thought of him. I couldn’t wait to see him—hear his voice. We’d talk for hours about nothing in particular. I loved this feeling and I wanted it to last forever.
There’s something remarkable about first love–it is not sexual or sensual—it is sacred and pristine. It is like what the old Ivory Soap slogan promises, “99/100 percent pure.” There is an innocence about it that makes it beautiful. In first love…
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“And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.” Luke 2:18-19
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“It’s called LIFE and it happens to all of us.”
Life happens, and by the Grace of God, we keep happening through it.
I do not at all understand the mystery of Grace – only that it meets us where we are,
but does not leave us where it found us.
His love has no limits; His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.
Annie Johnson Flint