Requested by Erlene, I Believe in Christmas–and look, now, the Christmas Carol Contest doesn’t officially start until the day after Thanksgiving, but I just can’t say no to a hymn request.
Don’t forget there’s a comment contest going on just now: shooting for 35,000, and as of this moment, just over 1,000 left to go. I wonder if we can wrap that up by Halloween.
Erlene’s been a bit under the weather this week, so I hope this song that she requested will make her feel better: I Know God Put ‘Em There, by Carroll Roberson. Truly, God’s handiwork is all around us, all the time; and its message is, “God is nigh.” Always.
We have one more hymn request today, and I think posting it now will do us all some good: Just Go By, sung by Carroll Roberson, requested by Erlene.
You just can’t count on princes, leaders, really smart people: “Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils,” said Isaiah.
But we can count on the finished work of Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Requested by Erlene: Blessed Are Those Who’ve Never Seen, sung by Carroll Roberson.
Thomas, because thou has seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. –John 20:29
Listen to the lyrics of this Carroll Roberson song: “I don’t go by what I see, because my God has made a way for me.” And what is the way? Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth and the life…” (John 14:6)
Requested by Erlene: The Way, by Carroll Roberson.
This is another worship song suggested by Erlene–He Still Has the Scars, by Carroll Roberson.
I find the crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ almost too horrible to contemplate. I’ve lived all my life in the modern United States: we don’t get to see public executions, extravagant and gory punishments. In fact, it’s against the law in our country, per the Eighth Amendment. So I have to imagine the crucifixion, and it’s not easy.
Add to that the fact that Jesus Christ was innocent: without sin: He had done only good, all throughout his ministry: and He spoke the truth. Even Pilate knew that Jesus was innocent.
“His blood be upon us and our children,” cried the crowd.
“We have no king but Caesar,” cried the crowd.
But the Lord lives, and has obtained forgiveness of sins and eternal life for all who believe in Him. And He still has the scars.
Before I get into any more news (I suppose I’ll have to, *sigh*), let’s have this from Erlene–Wise Men Follow Him, sung by Carroll Roberson.
Lord, if we ever needed a Savior, we need you now! Come, Lord Jesus, come.
This Christmas music request comes to us from Erlene: Christmas is Believin’, by Carroll Roberson.
Thanks, Erlene. Some of these news stories that I cover, they do get me down.
Erlene suggested this song for today, I Know Who Holds Tomorrow, sung by Carroll Roberson. The realization that God holds tomorrow in His hands–that no sparrow falls without the Father–is a comfort.
When you read the next post, you’ll see why we need it.
Erlene asked for this worship song by Carroll Roberson, I Know God Put ‘Em There (sorry, Erlene, I couldn’t find the other one you asked for).
If you’re new to this blog: we like to start every day with a hymn, and we take requests. So if there’s a hymn or worship song you’d like to see posted here, just let us know.