Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

Consider it Done ~ Victory in Christ

Light ahead

Light ahead

Recite to me your worries;
I have the answer for each one.
You may not understand your problems,
But for each the victory is won.

Share with Me your sorrows;
Don’t hesitate to pour them out.
You may not see a way through the night,
But there’s light ahead, never doubt.

Unload on Me your burdens;
Lay them at my feet one by one.
You may not think there’s any hope left,
But with My help, consider it done

“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1Corinthians 15:57

Early one morning while at Gulfshores

Early one morning while at Gulfshores

© Sue Nash/2014

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Samaritan’s Purse ~ Disaster Relief for Colorado

Colorado is near and dear to our hearts.  My husband was born and raised there.  We still have several family members living there; thankfully, they are all unaffected by the flooding.

Like with any disaster, there are many relief organizations assisting those in need.  If you have not already done so, but would like to donate in order to help in some way, I encourage you to consider Samaritan’s Purse.

For those of you not familiar with Samaritan’s Purse, you have likely heard of its President and CEO, Franklin Graham.  I have always been impressed with Franklin’s uncompromising stand for Christ and for the outstanding reputation of his ministry.

They are usually one of the first on the scene and show up with their sleeves rolled up, ready to help.  Additionally, the assistance they provide is done in the name of Jesus:

“No matter where we go or what we do, we offer more than help. We offer hope. To suffering people in a broken world, we share the news of the only One who can bring true peace—Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.”
Samaritan’s Purse

You can donate online or become a part of their ongoing support.

Photo credit KELOLAND TV

The Joyful Sound ~ Jesus Saves


Joyful ~ a photo I took of a sculpture in bronze of children at play

The joyful sound.  Have you heard it?
It’s still ringing out, even now.

It’s a mighty sound.  Did you miss it?
Its song by seekers, ever found.

It’s a wondrous sound.  Will you listen?
Its melody chimes all around.

It’s a blessed sound.  Will you heed it?
Its tune resounds with saving power.

Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!  They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.
Psalm 89:15

At times, life gets us down, causing our joy to dwindle.  However, no hardship or assault from the enemy has the power to drown out the joyful sound.  It is the sound of salvation, which comes from trusting Jesus as Lord. 

After becoming true children of the living God, our joy comes in knowing that nobody can ever pluck us from His hands.  Salvation brings a blessed joyful sound that rings endlessly in the heart.

Enjoy revisiting this timeless hymn, and if you have not yet met the Savior, call to Him now.  Jesus still saves.

Jesus Saves
by Priscilla Jane Owens, 1882

We have heard the joyful sound: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Spread the tidings all around: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Bear the news to every land, climb the mountains, cross the waves;
Onward! ’tis our Lord’s command; Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Waft it on the rolling tide: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Tell to sinners far and wide: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Sing, you islands of the sea; echo back, you ocean caves;
Earth shall keep her jubilee: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Sing above the battle strife: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
By His death and endless life Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Shout it brightly through the gloom, when the heart for mercy craves;
Sing in triumph o’er the tomb: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Give the winds a mighty voice: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Let the nations now rejoice: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Shout salvation full and free; highest hills and deepest caves;
This our song of victory: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!