Tuesday, December 09, 2008

What a Difference a Year Makes

Just thinking about that today and praising God for His goodness to us and his grace. It's so easy to look back over the last 12 months and see his guidance and deliverance. I feel very thankful today.

Sunday at Fellowship we heard from Celestin Musekura. He was a pastor in Rwanda.



I had tears running down my cheeks from the second worship song through the end of the message. It was a powerful morning for me. Check out his message online at http://www.fellowshipnashville.org/content/media/messages.aspx

The thing I kept hearing the Lord speak to my heart was, "Where does my help come from? It comes from the Lord...the Maker of Heaven and Earth!" His message was on the power of fear. I realized Sunday how guilty I have been of allowing fear to grip my heart...even through a year where the ZOE theme has been "Fearless".

As the angels announced to the shepherds... "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy!" This word is also for me. What a gift!! Immanuel, God with us!

PS: We've been singing "Marvelous Light" by Charlie Hall a lot at Fellowship. What a great song! check out the song lyrics here: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/c/charlie+hall/marvelous+light_20264108.html

6 comments:

courtney said...

Celestin spoke at our church about 5 years ago. We've had a lot of guest speakers through the years that I have forgotten about, but certainly not Celestin.

Kay said...

Just FYI, we just found out that the camp where the girlies go (Kanakuk) is building a camp in Africa for the Rwanda orphans - how incredible is that? Anyway, the girlies will be selling the t-shirts with 100% of the profits going towards the building of the camp...pretty cool shirts if anyone is interested!

Amy said...

Marvelous Light... best song ever! Well, at least one of them!! It's my boys' favorite!!

Amy Boone said...

So hoping we will be saying the same thing a year from now....

Arlene Kasselman said...

Brandon, God has been faithful in your life and your words are full of life and vitality and as a reader I can hear the joy.

MichaelPolutta said...

I think it is funny - almost every time an angel appears to a man, the very first thing the angel says is, "Fear not!"