Friday, June 4, 2010

Word of God, Speak

I'm heading out tomorrow for Sooner Bible Camp near Ponca City, OK. These lyrics have been on my mind as I've prepared for the time with the young people. Thank you for praying!
Word of God, Speak
I'm finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it's okay
The last thing I need is to be heard
But to hear what You would say

Word of God speak
Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
Your majesty
To be still and know
That You're in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness
Word of God speak

~Bart Millard (MercyMe)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Men of Heroic Caliber

There were Christians in Smyrna who were men of such heroic caliber that the word of the Risen Christ to them was a word of unadulterated praise.
In a city where the splendor of heathen worship might well have suffocated the life out of the Christians, in a city where the price of men looked on the humble Christians with arrogant contempt, in a city where every Christian was between the devil of the demands of Caesar worship and the deep sea of Jewish slander and malignancy, there were Christians who were faithful unto death.
~ William Barclay, Letters to the Seven Churches