Feb 28, 2009

Worship and Praise Sunday

About a month ago I found a delightful blog authored by a very special young woman named Brittany. She's a newlywed and madly in love with her very handsome young husband. I have been very impressed with the content of this young woman's blog. At just 22 but it seems to me that she is far more Spiritually mature than her years. Brittany works in the public school system with children who have behavioral disorders. Each Sunday Brittany hosts Worship and Praise Sunday - an opportunity to post a song of your choosing on your own blog, including a few words about it's meaning to you personally. I visit Brittany's blog each Sunday to see her post but I haven't posted myself until today.

I love music - of all kinds. I've gotta say, I'm a girl of the '70's and I still love the Beatles, the Stones, Aerosmith, Beach Boys, Bob Seger, and Rod Stewart. They're just plain fun to listen to! But there is nothing like an inspirational song that tells the story of God's amazing love. They encourage, uplift, comfort, and cheer you on when life is rough. One of my all time most loved songs is Redeemer, sung by the incredible Nicole C. Mullen. To me, Redeemer expresses the epitome of faith - in God and in His wondrous power and love for us. I have listened to this song over and over on many occasions when life became difficult to understand. Nicole C. Mullen managed to find exactly the right sentiments to remind the listener that there is always hope and love and beauty IN HIM! I recently found a beautiful video on You Tube which perfectly compliments this gorgeous song and it's meaningful message - but not so fast! I don't know where the problem lies, but I've had to change video's three times tonight because they just weren't working correctly. This video isn't the greatest quality but it was the best of the You Tube choices I had left! I hope you will enjoy the song anyway!

For my first Worship and Praise Sunday post I give you...

"Redeemer"


written and performed by Nicole C. Mullen

(Dedicated to my dear, long time friend CeeKay, Thinkin' of Home, who is facing a new challenge with courage and faith. It seems her ovarian cancer is temporarily out of remission and it looks like she will be having some more surgery and chemo. Many will jointly pray C back into remission!)




video: You Tube

Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning


Who told the ocean you can only come this far?


Who showed the moon where to hide 'til evening


Whose words alone can catch a falling star?



Well I know my Redeemer lives,

I know my Redeemer lives


All of creation testify


This life within me cries


I know my Redeemer lives.



The very same God that spins things in orbit


He runs to the weary, the worn and the weak


And the same gentle hands that hold me when I'm broken


They conquered death to bring me victory.



Now I know my Redeemer lives,

I know my Redeemer lives


Let all creation testify


Let this life within me cry


I know my Redeemer, He lives.



To take away my shame


And He lives forever I'll proclaim


That the payment for my sin


Was the precious life He gave


But now He's alive


And there's an empty grave.



And I know my Redeemer,


He lives, I know my Redeemer lives


Let all creation testify


This life within me cries


I know my Redeemer lives.


Please be sure to visit Brittany at Sweet Nothings. Enjoy exploring her blog and then move on to the other Worship and Praise posts you will find links to.

14 comments:

justabeachkat said...

What a beautiful song...the words are so powerful. (Pooh though, cause the video isn't working...no longer available.)

Hugs!
Kat

southerninspiration said...

Oh, yes ma'am, I do love that song! I like Brittany's blog, too, and she seems like such a sweet girl.....and newlywed!
Have a restful weekend!

Suzanne

Heather said...

great song. thank you for sharing it today.

Shelia said...

EVening, Kathy! Oh, how I love this song - everytime I hear it I get goose bumps. Love that Ceekay and am praying for her. She is such a sweetheart and an upbeat lady.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

momma said...

stopping for some worship and praise time today!! we are getting some BAD weather and it's not safe to go out for church, so i'm worshiping via the blogging world and worship and praise sunday!

i LOVE this song. i get goosebumps every time i hear it! i will add your friend to my prayer list (i have an aunt getting ready for chemo next week)

have a blessed sunday!

Bonita said...

This song is a favorite on with me too. Such powerful worship!

Debra said...

Oh yes, this is one of my favorite songs too! A friend of mine introduced me to it awhile back and I love it. Glad you also enjoyed the song I posted on my blog today and thanks for the comment. :)

Sweet Nothings said...

I'm so sorry about your friend Kathy. I'll keep her in my prayers!

You're right, Nicole C. Mullen does such a great job on this song. It's one of my favorites too! Thanks for sharing it with us today!

Also, thank you so much for your kind words about me in this post! I felt so special! You're so sweet!

Have a blessed Sunday!

Sweetie said...

What a beautiful meaningful song. It actually warms my heart to hear it. I am going to visit Brittany's blog now.
Sweetie

Tanya from Miller Racing Family said...

WOW what a great song! This has always been one of my favorites. It gives such hope and encouragement. Hope you have a blessed week!

Carol Kennon said...

Love this song. Thanks for sharing. Saying a prayer for your friend.

Monica said...

Love this song,it's also one of my favorites.I love when she says "I spoke to Him this morning".
Thanks for stopping by my blog
Have a great week!

Lori said...

This is a favorite of mine, I LOVE this song. I have enjoyed looking at your beautiful blog.

Sharon said...

Oh, you are so sweet! That is my daughter-in-law you have been speaking so kindly about! I feel so very blessed to have her as my new daughter! I love that song too! It is so comforting!

God bless you, Sharon