O Holy Night – In Adoration of Christ

“O holy night, the stars are brightly shining, it is the night of our dear Savior’s birth…” The words to this now-beloved hymn were penned in France in 1847, during a stagecoach ride en route to Paris, whilst the author reflected on the nativity as recounted in the Gospel of Luke. Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure … Continue reading

The Wisdom of God

I recently was incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to attend the 2013 Ekklesia Conference. It was held at Grace Immanuel Bible Church in Jupiter, FL, where such gifted and passionate speakers as Jon Anderson, Jesse Johnson, Smedley Yates, Matthew Waymeyer, Rick Holland, and Jerry Wragg mightily brought the truth of God’s Word to light. … Continue reading

The Wonderful Cross

The symbol of our great Savior, who laid down His sinless life for the sake of sinful wretches, is the cross. It is at the cross that we see His love poured out, overflowing as a river to cover the offenses and transgressions of mankind. We will never understand this love, nor the sacrifice that … Continue reading

In Christ Alone

Where is our hope, our joy, our life, our redemption, or our salvation? Is it not in Jesus Christ? Not only is it in Christ, but it is in His name and His power alone. Keith Getty and Stuart Townhend powerfully communicate this message in their modern hymn, “In Christ Alone”. As many of you … Continue reading

Thy Mercy, My God

Recently, the Lord brought this song to my attention as I was preparing to work with the worship team in my youth group. I was immediately struck by the simplicity and beauty as well as profoundness of the lyrics. Written by John Stocker and put to music by Sandra McCracken, Thy Mercy, My God has reminded me … Continue reading

Sovereign Over Us

Oh what a joy and an ever present comfort it is to know that God is sovereign! I love this song, not only because the lyrics beautifully describe the omniscient and omnipresent character of my God, but also because it has become a huge source of encouragement to me as I have been enduring trials … Continue reading

The Precious Blood

This is just a beautiful song that has been encouraging me immensely lately. Written by Peter Gagnon and performed by Sovereign Grace Music, it is a wonderful praise and worship song which speaks of the beloved blood which flowed from our Savior on the cross so that mankind might be justified in God’s sight. There is … Continue reading

O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus

This hymn was written in 1875 by Samuel Trevor Francis. Isn’t is amazing that Christ’s love for His children has never changed? It is deep! It is vast! It is unmeasured! O praise to His name for such unmerited love. That we would be the beneficiaries of His amazing and perfect love is more than … Continue reading

It Is Well With My Soul

Horatio G. Spafford was Chicago lawyer will a thriving business and a well-rounded family. His faith was steadfast and strong, but what most people don’t know is that he would undergo some extremely trying struggles and tests before he would  become the author of the well-known hymn “It is Well with my Soul”. In 1870, Spafford’s youngest … Continue reading

Be Thou My Vision

This hymn, originally written Dallan Forgaill and translated from Irish to English, is the ultimate cry of every Christian, whose spiritual eyes are yet imperfect, and who is desperate for the sovereign yet gentle hand of God to lead them through a world darkened by sin to a place of eternal perfection and glory. May … Continue reading

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