Sunday, February 8, 2009

Renewed Strength

On Friday, it was my youngest brother's 17th birthday. Mr B and I got him Red's CD. You see, my brother is really impressionable and he likes music like Slipknot...not the best role models. So I asked Mr B to give him the CD and tell him how much he likes them. My brother is 103 lbs and a bit of a dork...I think he really admires Mr B's confidence and looks up to him. While talking about the christian rock band, Mr B got on the computer and showed him all kinds of great christian rock videos on YouTube. My brother then proceeded to pull up a play set to the music of Lighthouse...can I tell you my life view changed in a few short minutes.

Neither relationships, nor money, nor alcohol, nor self image, nor depression can keep us from the love and mercy of God. The video I watched changed my perception. I'll tell you, I cried through the whole thing and I sobbed in the last minute. The girl in the video, she's me...all of it, its been me. I cry as I write this now, but it is so powerful.

God shows up in the most unexpected places and today, it was on my 17 year old brother's laptop. Here I was expecting to bring him closer to God and he took me to my knees.

This video is powerful. Grab a Kleenex and get ready...if you start to zone out, stay til the end. Its right on. God bless.
"For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor anything above, nor anything below, nor anything else in all creation can separate us from the love of God that is ours[t] in the Messiah Jesus, our Lord." ~ Romans 8:38-39 (International Standard Version)


Mama Kat said...

Wow! I was ready to watch another corny Christian dance routine...but wow...halfway through I had goosebumps. Very powerful! And so true!! Thanks for sharing this!!

jenn said...

Powerful. We are all so blessed to be saved by the Lord.

Ang said...

Hey just wanted you to know I was thinking of you and hope you guys are feeling better. I have to substitute at the kids school tomorrow and Tues -Fri next week..where I have been home so long, it will probably kill me, so if you don't hear from don't think I have fallen off the planet..I have just fallen into the bed and died..hahah love ya

mnmtatgirl said...

Where are you? Hope you and your family are well.

Christy said...

Thank you for sharing this. I put it up on my blog, brought me to tears.