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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

His Name will be...Mighty God


The littlest angel with the lopsided wings...

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The choir boy with voice pure and dancing feet...

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Candles that melt...

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Trees that topple...


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Ah...memories of Christmas programs past...

Saturday night I saw “Relentless”,

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an original Christmas play written by a very talented young lady from my church.

Tears, laughter, and praise filled the sanctuary...

Imagine

a Mighty God...

relentlessly pursuing His lost children

Stopping at nothing to show them His love

Mighty love 

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A God strong enough to shift mountains

and conquer nations –

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yet compassionate enough to calm waters

and shelter a careworn soul...

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A God powerful enough to create

a beating heart –

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yet tender enough

to want to live inside...


A God omnipotent...

the formulator of our very life blood...

whose mercy and grace

by the sacrifice

of a spotless Lamb

defeated death forever

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A Mighty God

only limited by our lack of faith...

A Mighty God

Who became

A tiny baby

Emmanuel

Jesus

For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon His shoulder:
and His name shall be called
Wonderful,
Counselor,
Mighty God,
Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace.

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12 thoughts:

Shanda said...

Beautiful post. He wasn't just a baby but a Savior that came that's work is still not done...as we await his return.

Denise said...

Amen sis, What a mighty God we serve.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

once again Karen...powerful....and beautifully said....

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Love these images...Great to have a play written by someone from your Church.
A God powerful enough to create a beating heart! Love this thought

Rhonda said...

Powerful but tender, isn't that like our Saviour the King! Beautiful post this morning

Peggy said...

Ahhh sweet blessings Karen ... lopsided angels and pure choir boy jitters and song, toppled trees and voices that drown out the rest... or can't be heard as the candle quickly melts and time keeps running so quickly past us...

The long awaited "Messiah" ... the MIGHTY One...

So delightful, and so impactful... He is All Mighty(Almighty) yet ever so gentle... and so very human and DIVINE!

I so love how you capture this and tied it into "Relentless"... His pursuit of us... each one, not just the lost...the found as well with His Mighty Love... such powerful contrasts!

This part stands out... or speaks to my heart although all of this does from your memories to the new ones:
"A Mighty God... only limited by our lack of faith" or might I add preconceived or taught beliefs of what His Word says and how it is interrupted, guess we will all see eventually...

Yet I thank you for sharing "God with us" the wonderful, counselor, and Mighty One...
Emmanuel... many children are given his name but none can compare... however, there is a rather simple man, uneducated and perhaps we'd categorize as intellectually challenged, works at our corner store.
But he is humble, willing (usually to serve), sweeps and mops daily, stacks and restacks, does errands of delivering water or groceries to some, and faithful... he's there bright and early and stays to closing... occasionally slumbers in the mid afternoon (siesta)... He is named this because of being born on Christmas but perhaps there is more to his simple mind, a heart that knows Jesus... not encumbered by much else.

Much to learn about and from the life of Our Emmanuel as seen from an eternal and Godly perspective!

So blessed from your sweet, well chosen words and photos. Thank you Graceland and all the participants... for delighting my sister so she could share with us how relentless is the pursuit of Our Beautiful Savior that completely loves us and this is seen in her reflection of
His image, in her words and from her heart and the heart of a mom and gramma... with CHRISTmas JOY...honored to share this with her...Peggy

Cathy said...

Very beautiful, my friend ~

Sharon Lynne said...

Beautiful post, Karen.
Yes God is mighty, and my faith small. I hope my faith grows this year!

Sharon said...

Glorious, glorious. A God mighty enough to create the universe - tender enough to love each individual.

His love is indeed a miracle. I'll bet that play was awesome - I just love the title "Relentless." I've always liked the phrase about God that He is the *Hound of Heaven." Yes, His pursuit reached all the way down to a manger - nothing deterred Him in His mission to rescue us.

Emmanuel - O Lord, how I love You.

GOD BLESS!

Sylvia R @ sylvrpen said...

Hopping over for the first time from Brag on God Friday. I love your blog's name, and was sweetly blessed by this lovely post.

Nezzy said...

Ahhhh, the memories. I too have experienced many mishaps in Christmas productions!

I even had one little 'Wise Man' who did a little strip number right in front of the manger!!! Heeehehe!

God bless ya and have a marvelous day sweetie!!! :o)

Laurie said...

I am sorry that I have been so out of touch, Karen, but I am hoping to catch up with my blog friends now. He is, indeed, "a Mighty God...relentlessly pursuing His lost children..." I believe He pursued my mom until the end, and I believe she accepted Him. His mercy and grace never fail. You write to give him glory, and I believe He guides your pen. Thank you, dear friend, for sharing this message. He has defeated death forever; Amen!
Merry Christmas, Karen,
Laurie

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