Out of the “Heart” of Babes

Out of the Heart of Babes

As the story goes…

She was a very young child, with a very tender heart. While many children, early on, have “imaginary” friends, her Friend was different.  He was real!  Oh, she couldn’t actually see her Friend, but she could rest in Him.

Amidst the challenges in her home life, the little girl found comfort and solace in her Friend’s presence. She would go to Him, talk to Him, and find peace in His arms. His name…?? Jesus!

As time went on and the young girl grew older she saw, in God’s Word, truth about things she had already experienced from as long as she could remember:

In Mark 10:14, she read that Jesus loves the little children: “…Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.” “That’s true”, she said, having experienced His open arms, herself.

In Deut 31:6, 8, Joshua 1:5, and Psalm 37:25, the truth was repeatedly confirmed that “…He will never leave you nor forsake you”. “That’s true, as well”, she said.  She never felt forsaken or abandoned, even in the hardest of times, because He was always there for her.

In James 4:8, she saw written that if you “Draw near to Him, He will draw near to you.” “So true, too”, she said, as she worked, daily, on doing the same.

The story of this young child reverberates even to us today, to all generations, no matter how young or how old we may be. And thus, To desire to

“see” Him as He really is
from a tender and childlike perspective;
to enter into His heavenly realm,
leaving behind our grown-up objectives

helps us all to experience the fullness of Jesus’ words in Mark 10:15 and Luke 18:17, where He tells us “Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.

May that be our prayer, and our practice.

Blessings to you!
Numbers 6:24-25

This re-post from years gone by, is a fresh reminder of the love, Care, and Faithfulness of our Heavenly Father.
May it cause your heart to “recalculate” throughout these very busy days, finding your rest and peace in Him.

For music, click below:

Some Children see Him

December’s Song

As we enter this Christmas season, join us as we humbly pause to honor God for the unspeakable gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, Son of David, Messiah, King.

During this month of December, many of the posts on GodsWordToUs.org will be filled with music — a great and joyful way of preparing to honor the birth of Christ Jesus, Our King! 

It’s hard to comprehend the depth of His love, of the One Who came to die for us that we might live.  Equally astonishing is the simplicity of receiving this gift of His sacrifice — salvation from our sins — by those who acknowledge their need of it:

Simply admit your need of Him, and then, accept His saving grace.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  (Romans 3:23)

But “…God…

“…so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world through Him might be saved.”  (John 3:16-17)

Sometimes words can escape us in describing our gratitude for such a salvation; but music can help bridge that gap of expression, as our spirits rise up and soar to praise and exult His holy name.

So, enjoy with us this mysterious gift (and blessing) of music as we praise Him together, allowing it to draw us ever closer to His throne of grace. And, be blessed as you listen to the songs that honor and praise Him during this joyous season.

God bless you….and Merry Christmas!

For music, click below:
O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo courtesy of Rachel Titiriga / Wikimedia
Photo courtesy of Rachel Titiriga / Wikimedia
(Click icon to hear music)

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son.

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son.

And now let the weak say, “I am strong”,
Let the poor say “I am rich,
Because of what the Lord has done for us.”

And now, let the sick say, “I am whole”,
Let the bound say, “I am free,
Because of what the Lord has done for us.”

Give thanks.

                                       – by Henry Smith 1978