Bekah's Heart, Crossroads, First Trinity, Youth Ministry

Our Prince of Peace

Pausing at the end of a busy day… a busy week.
Setting aside computer problems and random stressors.
Breathing in, breathing out.
I stop before leaving work and hear the choir rehearsing, reminding:

How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure

I recall the many ways I witnessed that deep love tonight. Oh, from the outside it may have just looked like a bunch of high schoolers eating popcorn and cookies, putting together journals for a Kingdom Quest service project, or playing pingpong. But look a little closer and you can’t miss that deep, deep love…
– In friends running to hug, to surround a hurting, tearful one
– In highs and lows
– In stories shared of hurt, of pain, of healing
– In celebrating my mom’s birthday and in remembering another’s mom … 4 years in heaven now
– In laughter and listening

Oh, yes, His love runs deep.

As I pause, I’m caught… this sight… It undoes me as the words of the song continue.

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Behold the man upon the cross
My sin upon His shoulder
….It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

Behold. He’s right there. And He’s at work. So many “God is doing something big around here!” conversations this week. I try to count the ways … And fail. It’s true… He’s on the move. In our church. In our hearts. In my soul.

And it’s all Him. None of us. None of me.

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

And the knowledge of that deep, deep love ..: sustains. For another night. For another day. For another week. He is all we need.

He’s my Prince of Peace!

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