Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hymn & Scripture Challenge #3 - How Great Thou Art

This has always been one of my favorite hymns!  And, just like everyone else who is doing this challenge, I will probably say that about all the hymns to come.  But this song has always just spoke volumes to me.  "How Great Thou Art" is exactly how I feel each time I see the awesome power of my Lord!  I have seen Him take lives that are so out of control and put them back together again.  I have seen marriages that others thought were doomed put back together again and they in turn are helping others.  I have seen people's lives changed forever.  And in each and every one of these cases I have looked up in awe at my Savior and thought of this song and how great He truly is!

Patter has a wonderful post on this song that you really need to check out!  You can find her post here!  She shares each verse of the hymn and Bible verses that relate to the song.  An inspiring post she has written and will be well worth your time to read. 

The verse I chose to go along with my page today and this hymn is Psalm 59:16, "But I will sing of Your power: Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble."  I can look back and see how God has just walked with me and the times that He has carried me and I just can never thank Him enough for all He has done in my family's life and in my life!  Blessing upon blessings has He given me and so many messes He has helped me out of.  I can't help but praise Him and know "How Great Thou Art."

Here is a close up of the verse I chose!

To hear Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill sing this wonderful Hymn, click here!  Just beautiful and as Patter said, grap the tissue!

I pray that if you do not know the peace of God and the Salvation that is offered to us through Jesus, that you would search out someone to tell you about Him and how you can have the peace that surpasses all understanding. 

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."

John 3:18 "Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son."
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Thanks so much for stopping by today and may God wrap His loving arms around you!  Blessings my dear friends!


Little Birdie Blessings said...

Jonia your page is beautiful. So glad to see Patter's hymn challenge at work here. I hope to participate real soon. Thanks for sharing.
~ Abby

Natalie said...

Beautifully done and love what you've shared! To God be the glory, He truly is GREAT.

Carol said...

I love the verse you picked for your page, beautiful!

NickelNook said...

So beautiful, Jonia! Yes, I also said it was my favorite! lol Yes, I also needed the tissues for the video! lol Getting back to your page...the colors are wonderful, the flowers are so pretty, and I LOVE the subtle butterfly stamped in the center! So lovely! Wonderful sharing, my friend!...Nancy :o)