Someone who really knows us, truly loves, actually helps
What we all yearn for
Searching through all the options, leaving a bigger hole in each dug pit
Running from Truth, feeling it is too strict, too archaic, made up
But finally surrendering to an unconditional, all-knowing, always present Love
Being known to Him without saying a word, He has always known
Never again the same
Never again alone
c2023 Lisa Lyons
“Come, see a Man who told me everything I ever did.” – Samaritan woman after meeting Jesus at the well, John 4:29a
“They said to the woman, ‘ We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.’ ” – Samaritan villagers, after being with Jesus for two days and hearing his words. – John 4:42
I have recently stumbled onto the rabbit trail that is the Jesus music of the early 1970s. This was no doubt spurred on from the wonderful new film, “Jesus Revolution.” I didn’t become aware of contemporary Christian music until the 1980s, and so there is a whole catalog of sonic greatness out there to discover. And I have thoroughly enjoyed it…. the unbridled joy, the rawness of the recordings, the energy. I like the fact that they are not perfectly produced and engineered. They feel immediate, and very real. People excited about their new faith in Jesus. Here are a few gems I have been listening to. If you know of others to suggest for my rabbit trail listening pleasure, feel free to suggest! Have a blessed day! Lisa
*I listen to 2nd Chapter of Acts all the time but had never heard their early songs from the 70s. This is their first single; the lead singer is 13-year-old Matthew Ward before his voice changed, along with his sisters.
Postscript….If you haven’t seen “Jesus Revolution” yet, we heartily recommend it!
Rather than thinking, “My sin, my shame, my failure,” she remembered, “His forgiveness, His grace, His life.” -excerpt from “The Grace Awakening” by Charles Swindoll
I have been re-reading the book that God used to show me how much Jesus loves me, to help me break free, and be saved. I heartily recommend reading it, even if, or especially if you have been a Christian for a long time. Grace and grace alone. Jesus and what He did. Him, not me, thank goodness. Praise God for His indescribable gift of freedom and mercy.
Like the perfect new glasses when you haven’t seen clearly for so long
Like the sound of new birds tweeting in their nest when you have made it through the winter
Like life where there was death
Like hope where there was despair
c2023 Lisa Lyons
“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” – Jeremiah 31:25
“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever – the Spirit of truth….you know him, for He lives with you and will be in you….the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” – John 14:16, 17, 26