Monday, November 3, 2008

Perspective

I am thankful for the opportunity to vote. Ryan and I voted last night...and decided we would keep our process a private one so rest assured that this is not an endorsement for any one candidate.

Quinn did say today that he was going to be president. When I asked him what he was going to do, he said he was going to live in the White House. He continues to ask about Barak, John, Sarah, and Joe (the Biden) plus Wolf (the Blitzer) so you'll know that we've watched a *few* speeches the last few weeks (months, years, decades...oh, has it only been two years?)

We were reminded on Sunday that our job is not to villify either candidate and that no matter who wins, we are called to pray for our leaders--"for kings and all those in authority" (I Timothy 2:1-6). And ultimately our focus is Jesus and not allegiance to any other person, yes?

So my perspective today and tomorrow is...

In Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone, Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied;
For ev'ry sin on Him was laid—
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory,
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine—
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death—
This is the pow'r of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow'r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow'r of Christ I'll stand.

"In Christ Alone"
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2001 Kingsway Thankyou Music

2 comments:

Wilson Family said...

I LOVE that song!! I remember singing it with a big group of people in England. So powerful and full of truth!

Ray and Janell said...

enjoyed your blog. (jen wilson is our cousin.)