BOTTLED

  • ... "[do] you demand truth for its own sake, or merely to prove yourself right? - p. 138,This Star Shall Abide

Sunday, April 8, 2012

HALLELUJAH


I cherish the words of Isaiah

There (in the Old Testament of the Bible) this great prophet teaches about Jesus Christ: his birth (Isa 9: 6), his life, his death, and why we need to know about him (Isa 53).

This Jesus Christ as taught by Isaiah, whose life is recorded in the many books of the New Testament, gives me hope, and he gives me help. HE sets an example to follow and promises I can become like him. 

Galatians 4:7 “… thou art no more a servant, but a [child]; and if a [child], then an heir of God through Christ.”

Isaiah 45: 22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

I have no words to express the greatness of Jesus Christ. Some poetic and masterful music, such as Handel’s Messiah, helps to praise and extol this same Jesus Christ. With hymns I honor Him. I worship Him, especially at Easter

With Isaiah, as in Chapter 12,  I would sing and shout aloud:

1 And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.

2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

5 Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.

6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
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And then there are the words and songs I can not sing. My tongue is bound, my shouts of praise silenced as "I  Stand All Amazed" with awe in recognition of the magnitude of this divine omnipotent being, Jesus Christ. Emotion chokes my throat and tears seep from my eyes and fall in reverence of His love and willingness to live and to die that I can have that hope and help that he invites me to enjoy. 
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I can not speak for I KNOW - He lives!
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With the Psalmist my heart exults --