Sunday, April 12, 2009

Mighty To Save!

This Easter morning we were singing praise songs in church and one of the songs that we sang was "Mighty To Save" by Hillsong. While I was singing it, the words really touched me and have stuck with me all day.

Everyone needs compassion
Love that’s never failing
Let mercy fall on me
Everyone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Savior
The hope of nations

Savior He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Forever Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

So take me as You find me
All my fears and failures
Fill my life again
I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in
Now I surrender

Shine Your light and let the whole world see
We’re singing
For the glory of the risen King

When I was singing this song it really made me think that if He can move mountains and conquer the grave, He is mighty enough to get us through a little thing like this roller coaster of job interviews. Losing a job is nothing compared to conquering the grave!

Our pastor had a really good message for it wasn't the normal Easter sermon. He talked about needing to die to live instead of living to die. It was a very thought provoking message. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful church. If you'd like to watch the service, you can tune in at Southland Christian Church. We were packed out! There were 6 services plus 3 simulcasted services this weekend! I hope that the people who came today who only go to church on Easter heard something to bring them back to church next week!

We went to lunch with Billie and Derek at Olive Garden! Yum!! Then we went home, changed, and went back out to the church property to a pond for a baptism service. It was amazing to see how many people were there to get baptized! During the service they told us that 145 people had signed up to get baptized! So I'm sure there were tons more with many people who just showed up to get baptized! We had blue skies and sunshine but it was freezing cold!! We were wrapped in blankets trying to keep warm so I can't imagine being in that water! It started at 3:00 and we left at 4:30 and there was still a line of people waiting to be baptized. Wow! They even had 4 pastors baptizing at the same time! Isn't that the point of Easter? Dieing to your old self and being born of the water and Spirit? So fitting.My God is Mighty to Save!

PS... The Easter Bunny came to the house and left an Easter basket for me! I got a new Bible (and chocolate too)! It's way cute! I'm excited! Hubby is so sweet:)

1 comment:

Sue said...

Sounds like you had an amazing Easter Day Abby! I love that song too - such power in those words! We serve an Awesome God!

That is just amazing to see all those people there by the lake to watch the baptisms and cheer them on in this public statement of their faith. I hope none of them got hypothermia in that cold water ;-)

Lucky you btw with the visit from the Easter Bunny - you must have been a very good girl ;-)

Hugs xo