Thursday, April 16, 2015

The sum total is love

1. I'm feeling better and my voice is coming back
2. Trip to Phil Star
3. comfort food after a tiring day
4. Totskie's new haircut (ang pogi ng asawa ko!)
5. Katy's moment: she stopped nursing when she heard the theme song of Dream Dad from the TV. I thought she liked it so I searched for the complete song in Youtube. When I played the song, she also started singing with jumbled words. In the music video, the song ended with thr father hugging his baby. Then Katy started to cry aloud! She got sad because if the song and gesture. Soooo cute! We hugged her and it took several minutes for her to move forward with life. 😉

Katy and her dream dad 

*Don’t run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other. When you love others, you complete what the law has been after all along. The law code—don’t sleep with another person’s spouse, don’t take someone’s life, don’t take what isn’t yours, don’t always be wanting what you don’t have, and any other “don’t” you can think of—finally adds up to this: Love other people as well as you do yourself. You can’t go wrong when you love others. When you add up everything in the law code, the sum total is love.

Romans 13:8 MSG

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Love has a name

Just had the most empowering Holy Week of my life, thanks to my Light of Jesus Family. We attended the Kerygma Lenten Recollection in Sta. Rosa for three days and ended the week with a blast through the Grand Easter Feast in MOA Arena. I keep on repeating in my mind all the learnings I've got from the talks and sharings so my heart won't forget...

One of the highlights of the Feast was the rendition of Kari Jobe's Forever and Isaac Wimberley's poem titled The Word. I've heard both before but still I was crying during the whole performance. To give you an idea, here's the original song and poem.

The WordIf there are words for Him then I don’t have them
You see my brain has not yet reached a point
Where it could form a thought
That could adequately describe the greatness of my God
And my lungs have not yet developed the ability
To release a breath with enough agility
To breathe out the greatness of His love
And my voice, my voice is so inhibited
Restrained by human limits
That it’s hard to even send a praise up
If there are words for Him then I don’t have them
My God
His grace is remarkable
Mercies are innumerable
Strength is impenetrable
He is honorable, accountable, and favorable
Unsearchable yet knowable
Indefinable yet approachable
Indescribable yet personal
He is beyond comprehension
Further than imagination
Constant through generations
King of every nation
ButIf there are words for Him then I don’t have them
You see my words are few
And to try and capture the one TRUE God
Using my vocabulary will never do
But I use my words as an expression
An expression of worship to a Savior
A Savior who is both worthy and deserving of my praise
So I use words
My heart extols the Lord
Blesses His name forever
He has won my heart, captured my mind
And has bound them both together
He has defeated me in my rebellion
Conquered me in my sin
He has welcomed me into His presence
Completely invited me in
He has made Himself the object of my sight
Flooding me with mercies in the morning
Drowning me with grace in the night
ButIf there are words for Him then I don’t have them
But what I do have…Is Good News
For my God knew that man-made words would never do
For words are just tools that we use
To point to the Truth
So He sent his son Jesus Christ as THE WORD
Living proof
He is the image of the invisible God
The firstborn of all creation
For by Him all things were created
Giving nothingness formation
And by His word He sustains, in the power of His name
For He is before all things and over all things He reigns
Praise Him for His life
The way He persevered in strife
The humble Son of God becoming the perfect sacrifice
Praise Him for His death
That He willingly stood in our place
That He lovingly endured the grave
That He battled our enemy
And on the third day rose in victory
Praise Him because He rose!!Hallelujah He rose!!
He is everything that was promised
Praise Him as the risen King
Lift your voice and sing
For one day He will return for us and we will finally be
United with our Savior for eternity
So it’s not just words that I proclaim
For my words point to the WORD
And the WORD has a name
Hope has a name
Joy as a name
Peace has a name
Love has a name
And that name is Jesus Christ
Praise His name FOREVER!
Thank you Lord for saving us! You are my forever!!!