Friday, December 10, 2010

My God, my Heaven, my All

This is an old methodist hymn sung by slaves in the South. When you read it you can just feel the emotion behind it and how these slaves would live for heaven, because that is really all that they had to live for. They didn't look at how they were being treated on earth, they just looked to heaven. They looked through their trials and would just hope for the day to come when they could finally see their savior and redeemer. Sometimes we go through hard things, but we just need to look to heaven and we will find peace, just like the slaves who sang this hymn did.

When I can read my title clear
    To mansions in the skies,
I'll bid farewell to every fear,
     And wipe my weeping eyes.

Should earth against my soul engage,
     And hellish darts be hurled,
Then I can smile at Satan's rage,
     And face a frowning world.

Let cares like a wild deluge come,
     And storms of sorrow fall,
May but safely reach my home,
     My God, my Heaven, my All.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What Is a Hero?

-An ordinary person who made an extraordinary difference by living out his or her God-given gifts.

-A person worthy of admiration because of his or her character qualities and responsiveness to his or her life situation.

-A person who should serve as an inspirational model for our lives today.

-A person who uses courage: courage is not the absence of fear, but courage is action in spite of fear.

Will you chose to be a Hero for God?