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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

In Christ Alone

Michael and I lost a great friend and brother in Christ on Sunday, far too quickly and far too soon. He was an amazing friend to us and an amazing father and husband to his family. God's light was shown through him daily. Words can not express how much he is and will be missed. As I am grieving, God has comforted my heart through his word and through music. This morning, Travis Cottrell's song, "In Christ Alone // Solid Rock" came on and God used it to comfort my broken heart. Hopefully, you will listen to this song and God will use the lyrics to encourage you and whatever you may be going through.    

Travis Cottrell, "In Christ Alone // Solid Rock"

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
'Til 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

On Christ the solid rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand
On Christ the solid rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power 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
'Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand

Joshua was a born again believer and is in Heaven with Jesus now. I know he is playing music with his guitar and singing with Jesus and the angel's. He is "fist bumping" with the disciple's and making everyone laugh. His mansion is full of his paintings and artistic creations. He is filled with joy and I can only smile when I think about what an amazing place he is in. We LOVE you, Joshua...we'll see you again!

Please pray for his family, especially, his wife Liz and their two children Hannah and George. I know how much I am hurting and can not imagine the hurt they are feeling.

Liz, Hannah and George - We LOVE you and are here for you always.

John 3:16  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

LOVE, sje

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