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The Power of a Hymn

Posted by on April 22, 2010

The peaceful face of Simeon

On Sunday of last week, Joel and I had the opportunity to speak at my parents church in Hartford City, IN @ Trinity UM Church. It was a wonderful time with people who I know have prayed for us over the years. During the service, we sang the song Because He Lives. This hymn has always had significance in that it shows the power of the resurrection and was written by Bill and Gloria Gaither and their son. However, on Sunday, this song had new significance. The second verse says:

How sweet to hold a newborn baby, and feel the pride


and joy He gives; but greater still the calm assurance,


this child can face uncertain days because He lives.


Because He lives, I can face tomorrow, because He lives,

all fear is gone. Because I know, I know He holds the future.

And life is worth the living just because He lives.

HOW powerful to know that no matter WHAT happens, we CAN face tomorrow. What a blessing to know that our baby can face ANYTHING because Christ is in control and because Jesus died for ALL of us! AMEN!

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