Here is a video that Rebecca took Tuesday morning while at FLAME X. It is Matt and Beth Redman’s Blessed Be Your Name.
This might as well been video day. Here is video number three — my thoughts on tonight’s Mosaic along with footage taken by my daughter Rebecca — home from college and willing to help. We had a good night (I think some of the students still weren’t back in the swing of things) with 15 students and 8 staff for a total of 23 — not 25 like on the video 🙂
One of my favorite Bible passages is Isaiah 40:28-31. We sing the Brenton Brown’s Everlasting God on the video, which is a paraphrase of the passage below.
Have you never heard?
Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.
If you know me, you know that I’m not into conspiracies, but I love the idea of this. I saw it several weeks ago, before the bussle of Christmas really started — it really makes me think and it’s something we should all think about. Did Christ come so that we could make ourselves crazy with buying presents and getting all stressed out?
While I was in South Carolina for FLAME, one of the students shared this with the staff and we used it as part of our chapel on Friday morning. I know that this has been around for quite a few weeks. It is a powerful representation of who we are — from created in God’s image — to sinful people draw away from our Creator — and then Christ came to earth and gave His life for us so that we can have a relationship with Him again. He cares about us and loves us. I put together a lesson from this video for our teens, which I share in a different post. Enjoy
This is one of my favorites from Chris Tomlin. Here is a live version from Michael W. Smith with some appropriate images
Last month at Denton, MD, my good friend Mark O. Wilson (a FLAME professor) decided to wear all black. Some of the students started calling him Johnny Cash. In response, he sang this song at lunch. Click on the link below to see it at my old blog site.
Here’s a little video we worked on last night at supper. I used Windows Movie Maker and had a little fun for this mornings chapel