Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.



This is one of my favorite songs, it’s worship Wednesday. So here we go… When I think of this song, I don’t think of “one generation” because I think that we need all the generations to do what we need to do for God. I think that we can learn from past generations, and past generations can learn for the ‘millenials” today. I think that we all have so much to learn from each other. I can tell you that this ‘whole thing’ with Arlene has brought me to my knees on more than one occasion, it’s brought tears to the eyes of a 14 year old beauty who doesn’t quite get it all. “why mom?” The only answer I could say is “I don’t know”. Because I can’t make up an answer, because it would be lying and she’d see right through it.

I think of the one part in the song that says “we will defy all that holds us back from you” that’s probably my favorite part of the song. Partly because that’s the hardest part of the song for me to grasp (leave it all behind- I’m human, ok) and partly because its’ my favorite part that the kids SCREAM during worship. This part also makes me think of Arlene. It reminds me when she and Barry hold fast to their faith, they don’t let the world tell them the answers, they know the answer, she’s healed. By the blood of Jesus Christ, by His stripes she’s healed. Amen, Hallejuh, Praise God, she’s healed.

Let me just say this, God isn’t going to bring her home yet, I still have a lot to learn from her.

Matthew 17:20 …I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

One generation,
Living salvation,
Here we go,

Seeing revival,
We will defy all that holds us back from you,

So we'll rise together,
And with one voice we sing,

Jesus is our Saviour,
There will be no other,
We will shout it out,
We want the world to know

One generation,
Living salvation,
We live for you,

Seeing revival,
We will defy all that holds us back from you,

So we'll rise together,
With one voice we sing,
Jesus is our Saviour,
There will be no other,
We will shout it out,
We want the world to know,
Jesus is our Saviour,
There will be no other,
We will shout it out,
We want the world to know,


This is the generation,
We live devoted to your name,

This is the revolution,
We will not leave this world the same,

We want the world to know,
We want the world to know,
We live our lives for you,
And now we say it too,
We want the world to know,
We want the world to know,
We live our lives for you,
And now we say it too,
We want the world to know,
We want the world to know,
Jesus is our Saviour,
There will be no other,
We will shout it out,
We want the world to know,
Jesus is our Saviour,
There will be no other,
We will shout it out,
We want the world to know,
We want the world to know,
We want the world to know,
We want the world to know,
This is the revolution,

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