It was a Holy night, a night Divine. It was a starlit night, the starlight shone bright. But a love was shining brighter, than all the stars in the sky. It was an Amazing night, God’s glory; the light of Heaven. In a manger, laid the Prince of heaven. A babe wrapped in cloth, the incarnate word of God. Shepherds watched, and angels filled the midnight sky. Singing praises, singing Hallelujah; the King is born. A perfect child, with a gentle love; God’s holy Son. The Prince of peace, Emmanuel. Love came down, the gift given to you and me. The night, when Christ was born. Forevermore, hearts will never be the same. A mother’s Joy, but Mary did you know? When you leaned in to take a kiss, you kissed the face of God? Close your eyes, see the night; When Love was Born!
Now we are accepted, we are forgiven. Our hearts no longer forsaken, our souls no longer condemned. Jesus, we are alive in You; mercy said no. Grace was given, to give hearts a story to tell. Before love was born, the flame of love was but a flicker. But before it burned out, love came to light the flame. To show hearts the way, out of the darkness. We thought we knew best, but God knew better. You put the light of love, back into the world. The amazing love that came, died, and rose. The love that now shines, for all the world to see. Close your eyes, open up your heart and see; the night When Love was Born!
Amazing love, You are the house on the hill; shining bright for all to see. The light sent to show, what true love was meant to be. We are to be a light, shining brighter to let the world see. A love that burns deeper, a soul consumes by the light of heaven. From the moment our hearts rise, let your soul be held… within God’s loving embrace. When our hearts forgot how to breathe, His love becomes the breath; that gave our soul’s everlasting life. We know to love, because He first loved us. Even though the days are getting shorter, the nights getting darker. The world has made plans, But God… has His plan. Oh, close your eyes. Let your heart see the night, When Love was Born!
This Song Inspired, is a song by Mark Mitchell Schultz. A contemporary Christian music artist, released: 2009. Also a shoutout to my wife. She built the manger in the picture last year. Everything except the figurines, was designed and hand crafted by her. Including the scroll, the pail hanging on the manger, the water bowl. Have a wonderful weekend!
I have breath, but that’s not how my heart… knows to breathe. We all have life, but true love living, is not about being barely conscious… of what life is truly meant to be. Breath can be taken, a lung can collapse under pressure. A heart can even stop beating, but what is Revealed, the soul can still live… beyond breath. Many can become deep in thought, but yet never have a deeper understanding. A thought, without the heart acting in concert; becomes just a faded after thought. A mind can seem woke, but yet the heart… still not enlightened. The soul can know life after death, but without knowing where hope is found? The heart and mind become locked, within a Spirited debate. The heart has the fortitude to understand, what the mind perceives to be… a limitation!
Many hearts are engaged more within breathing, and not concerned with the living. We should trust what the heart knows to be true, and not everything that can only be seen. Sight is wonderful, but limited. Faith has always been the higher understanding, and what is therefore unseen; Revealed as the attainable. Revelations are not truths, because of what the mind thinketh; but what the heart believes. Death is a kiss, that comes to seduce the mind. Why we need to guard the heart, and not let it steal the true purpose.. to life. So many think, life is about having the right senses; it’s a realization. You can be rescued, holding on to a truth. But You can never be saved, until the truth gets a hold of you. What is Revealed… to the heart? Faith is the breadth, every time Hope takes a breath. Faith is the evidence, to what your heart already believes!
Father, may What is Revealed, to hearts around the world. That a particular view of the world, is Not the solution. But You, as the Only answer… for the world! “When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me, will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 NIV
You are here, You are moving; touching my heart. You are here, right here, right now; fixing what is broken. Removing any doubt, that You’re not still at work. Breaking down walls, building up a stronger faith; to what is now, a fortified love. You never stop, You’ve never stopped. Yes, the love is building; my heart is proof, the love is working. Why, come what may; the love can never be torn down. The love has been rigorously tested, why I know. There’s absolutely no dividing, a coming between… heart and soul. Even when I couldn’t yet see it, the love that goes into constructing this heart of mine; never ending, and still transforming!
I can’t speak for anyone else, but this one thing I know; beauty can come from ashes. When I got lost, within my own thoughts. Your love paved the way, so I could always find Your heart. The love was always there, to take me by the heart. A love so beautiful, light for the darkness. So, Who is This? My hope, my strength, my peace, my heart; the lover of my soul. My Daddy, My Father, Emmanuel, that’s what He is to me. He is here, moving my heart; building up a strong tower. You may never get it, or understand what I’m even talking about? That’s okay, I will never be offended; but His love, my heart will vigorously defend. I’m At Home, because my heart knows; Who You Are!
Who, What, When, Where, Why? You already know Who it’s about, perhaps also you will understand the rest. The love I know; What has made the forever shift, in heart and soul. I can tell you When, (1985) I got saved. But I can’t tell you Where, I experienced the first encounter? I believe it to be 1968, the day I took my first breath… of His love. So, Why? You see, growing up when I felt I had nobody, He was. When my heart felt lost for words, His love taught my soul how to speak. As a child, my heart had a Friend; but thirty four years ago, my soul befriended. I’ve been around religion since I could talk, in church, bible summer school; but I will never consider myself religious. Religion has attempted to destroy my faith, kill the love. My grandma set the foundation, but God… had the plan. And even though I’m telling the story, I don’t believe I’m truly able to explain my heart. You can learn scriptures, memorize words. But the truth that makes the love real, when it truly moves; from head to heart!
I have something, I have found something… special. So precious, but yet not my own; it was bought. So how can I ever deny, that it’s not You… that gave it to me? You put it there, You left Your mark… etched forever upon it. I don’t know why, how someone like me; ended up with such a gift? Why, would You even think of me? When so many times, it seems more than I deserved. I know it’s not fate, this is predestined. Why, I must concede, yield; but mount a relentless pursuit. I just needed to learn, how to get off my high horse. My mind can’t also comprehend, why I don’t rely on what I think. This was never about, how a mind thinketh!
Even with the mistakes, all the times I said no. Maybe tomorrow, I will give it back. You have been patient, far too kind, so so good; no… Amazing. But who am I, why would You think… I was even worthy of it? All these years, You never left me. Stayed through the ups and downs, in the middle of my mess. Even though I sometimes felt, to keep it locked up… deep within. Now I say, here I am. Forever and always, it will be available. Word by word, not just how the truth will unfold, but how Your love will be told. Whenever You feel there’s a need, take hold of it. Don’t hesitate to use it, to put Your love on display. Whenever You need me to give it up, for someone in need; I will raise a Hallelujah. I will say yes, would absolutely love to… be part of Your story. For I have something, and I’m absolutely sure; it belongs to You!
When I had no words, Your love became the voice. You filled the void, and left so much love. When I felt it was broken, You said not to You. Even when I thought it was so flawed, You said it was perfect. You see beautiful, in to me You see. It’s hasn’t always been clean hands, but behind the veil. Behind what I desperately tried not to reveal, You saw something becoming… pure. You see, right there; that’s what I’m talking about! It’s things like that, words I can hold so close. You keep leaving pieces of Your love, echoing over and over inside. It has left such a deep impression, a love that resonates profoundly within, and resounds deeply!
What can I say, grateful would even be an understatement. It doesn’t belong to me, this heart of mine. Someday, may there be proof. That Your love has shaped me, into a man… after Your own heart. Many may never get it, may never truly see why? But all will be revealed, when My heart, My soul, My passion, My love, My breath; has no more words. I say My, but I know; the I Am, is You. My Hallelujah, It Belongs to You!
“But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me!” 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV