Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Nothing can separate us from the love of God! (dial-up beware: lots of pictures!)

Romans, Chapter 8:
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
36 As it is written:
   "For your sake we face death all day long;
      we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


The video below has been making its way around the homeschooling world (and probably the world in general!).  Very powerful!  Yet, as I watched it, I couldn't help feel that it made Jesus to appear powerless.

Sunday night, members of a deaf choir  performed this skit--with a slight variation--at our church.  It was even more powerful because the slight change.  Watch the video first, if you've not already seen it or if it's been awhile, then I will write about the changes they made and post the pictures below.






The skit last night made a slight change. I'm not sure they intended it, but it made me feel a little different watching it.   Although Jesus still looked somewhat powerless, it seemed more like the girl was sorta letting the other things interfere with getting back to Jesus. She did keep trying to get back and Jesus did keep reaching out to her, but it wasn't until she got down on her knees that Jesus started pushing back the others and when lifted her hands in prayer/surrender that He started protecting her from them.  

It was almost as if they were portraying that she was relying on her own strength to overcome these evils, and when she gave up trying to do it herself, she finally "let go and let God."  Maybe it was just the way I took it that night, whatever, it was very, very powerful!

Here are some pictures I took of last night's performance at our church.  (Forgive the redness, the bluriness, and the stand/microphone.  Our church's decor is red--awful for a camera--and I choose not to use my flash.)



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