4.12.2009

Because He Lives!

It's Resurrection Sunday and My Jesus is Alive!

The song "Because He Lives" has been playing in my head all day:

God sent His son, they called Him Jesus
He came to love, heal, and forgive.
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, All fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

My life is worth the living JUST BECAUSE HE LIVES!

I don't ever want to take what my Saviour did for me for granted.  I don't ever want to become  "desensitized" to the cross or to the power of His resurrection.  

Tonight, as I was visiting Beth at I'm Heading Towards My Destiny, a song started playing that began to minister to me deeply.  I had heard it before, but I had not been able to find it.  The song is "A Little Longer" by Brian and Jenn Johnson.  I was so excited to find this song along with clips from The Passion of Christ.

I wept as I watched it.  My arms longed to comfort my Jesus, to hold him, to show him how much I love him and my heart was filled with his tremendous love for me.  I heard his plea for me to stay a little longer with him--to love on him a little longer.

*WARNING*:  This does show graphic images from The Passion of Christ, if you are not up to watching it, I have posted the song without the movie clips below.  I have also posted the lyrics below.

The song without images:


The words by Jenn Johnson:

What can I do for You?
What can I bring to You?
What kind of song would you like me to sing?

'Cause I'll dance a dance for You
Pour out my love to You
What can I do for You beautiful king?

'Cause I... can't thank You enough.
I can't thank You enough
What can I do for You?
What can I bring to You?
What kind of song would you like me to sing?

'Cause I'll dance a dance for You
Pour out my love to You
What can I do for You beautiful king?

'Cause I... can't thank You enough.
I can't thank You enough
All of the words that I find... and I can't thank You enough.
No matter I try... I can't thank You enough.
Then I hear You sing to me

"You... don't have to do a thing
Just simply be with me and let those things go
'Cause they can wait another minute

Wait... this moment is too sweet
Would you please stay here with Me
And love on Me a little longer"

I hear You say...
"You... don't have to do a thing
Just simply be with me and let those things go
'Cause they can wait another minute

Wait... this moment is too sweet
Would you please stay here with Me
And love on Me a little longer
I'd love to be with you a little longer
'Cause I'm in love with you"
~~~~~++++~~~~~~

Oh My Jesus, Lover of my soul, 
I hear your gentle plea!  And I long to stay with you a little longer, just BEING with you is enough for me.  So much MORE than enough!  That you feel the same way never ceases to amaze me.

8 comments:

ServinGsus said...

Hope you had a blessed Easter =) What great songs; I had forgotten about the first but I started to quickly sing along as it flooded back from my childhood, and I'd never heard the second until just now. Hope your week is starting off well!

ServinGsus said...

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Tricia said...

Thank you so much for your sweet and encouraging comment you left at my blog earlier, and I was totally surprised to find out that DeeDee had listed me in her top 5 blogs to visit, thanks for letting me know that!

I too love because He lives, it is one of me favorite hymns and just fills my heart with joy when I sing it! I had never heard the other song you shared, thanks so for sharing it!

Have a great day!

Blessings!

Veronica said...

Hi Joye,

Just wanted to stop by and say hi. Thanks so much for the comment you left on my blog. I love your blog. I can feel that you truly have a heart for God. It's awesome to meet another person who feels the same way about wanting to have a personal relationship with God and not be religious. Hope you have a great week! I will be back!

Summer said...

What a glorious day!!!! I was so filled with the Lord's Love and humbled by His sacrifice yesterday....I hope to always carry that feeling with me....every single day!

HE LIVES!!!!

God Bless...

-Summer

Rosie@Home and Heartwork said...

I love to be with Him too. Thanks for sharing.

Rosie

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful!

It was an incredible weekend in the LORD and still is...He's amazing!

Love ya.

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