Thursday, February 25, 2010

Our God is in control -

Tonight I was outside, in the freezing persistent cold of our crazy
Florida winter, and as I was alone for a while (with a few cats),
I seized the opportunity to sing my heart out, since I was in the country.

"Home on the Range" quickly faded out into nothing, and I
started to sing one of the songs that has upheld my heart these
past months and become so dear to my heart.

It is dear, because it is truth.

It is dear because it reminds me of the holiness of God,
and although many times have I cried out in pain -
"It shouldn't BE like this!!! WHAT happened? WHY!?",
God ... is in control, and He is holy.

I'm going to print the lyrics through the pictures,
but I also will have the song playing, you can just click on the
YouTube video, and listen as you scroll through.
(make it a slow scroll. :) )



(pictures taken Feb. 2010)
It is: "Our God is in control" by Steven Curtis Chapman ~


"This is not how it should be, this is not how it could be,
but this is how it is, and our God is in control.

This is not how it will be, when we finally will see,
we'll see with our own eyes, He was always in control.

And we'll sing Holy Holy Holy is our God,
and we will finally really understand what it means,
so we'll sing Holy Holy Holy is our God,
while we're waiting for that day.


This is not where we planned to be, when we started this journey,
but this is where we are, and our God is in control.

Though this first taste is bitter, there will be sweetness forever,
when we finally taste and see that our God is in control.

And we'll sing Holy Holy Holy is our God,
and we will finally really understand what it means,
so we'll sing Holy Holy Holy is our God,
while we're waiting for that day,
we're waiting for that day ....
we'll keep on waiting for that day -

... and we will know - our God is in control.
Our God is in control."
~~~~~~~~~~~~

And a few pictures I edited tonight with this post in mind.

"More love to Thee, dear God, while here we wait,
and here we kneel, more love to Thee, O Lord Jesus,
as Heaven becomes brighter
and our HOME more than ever before."

"To write the love of God above, would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll, contain the whole, though stretched
from sky to sky." - Frederick Lehman (1917)

It IS how it should be, in the eyes of God,
though we cannot understand .... He knows.

He is in control, He is holy, He is faithful,
and those that are with Him see that it is more beautiful
than we EVER would have dreamed of or believed.

Not just HEAVEN and the glories that make it so,
but the brightness and love upon His face, the joy of walking
by His side, and knowing nothing can ever separate you from Him,
and you will never be anywhere but with Jesus. What joy!!!

Though this first taste is bitter, there will be sweetness forever,
forever in the company with Christ, our Savior and all our family,
~ Jean Marie ~
Isaiah 61: 1-3
5 months
I LOVE you, D. and J. families!

3 comments:

Johanna said...

Beautiful Jean Marie! I think we all have a special song that speaks to each and every one of us, and make us feel close to Him.

I just posted one of my favorite songs yesterday too! I love the line in it~

Nothing can take away,
Nothing can seperate,
Nothing can come between,
Your heart and mine,

'Cause you are my Everything,
The hope of eternity,
And you will for every be,
The Love of My Life,...

I love it because I feel it! Nothing can seperate me from my God, and he will always, ALWAYS be the Love of my Life!

You Loving Sister in Christ,

Johanna

Anonymous said...

This is NOT how it WILL BE!!!
Love you!mcd

Mom said...

Great photography! Great photographer! Love you!