Scripture tells us that God sees things differently than we do. He is spiritual, we are physical. His ways are higher than ours. God sees our heart; He knows our thoughts and intents yet still sees the best in us. He’s our Creator and knows the very number of hairs on our head! Like Jonah, we can’t run or hide from God … and why would we want to if He loves us unconditionally and gives us everything we need? After we’re saved and growing in our spiritual walk, it becomes easi
Jesus' sacrifice shows the depth of His love. The greatest sacrifice was the Cross, but He also left the glory of heaven, became bound by time; on earth He lived a sinless life, felt hunger and thirst, weariness, and emotional and physical pain. Why? God can’t be near sin so Jesus took our sin penalty in order for us to live in heaven with Him. It is impossible for humans to fully understand the perfect, unconditional, gracious love of our infinite God. It is perfect love ...
We recently posted a message about talents and gifts. God has given Carrie Underwood a special ability to sing and she is using her gift to glorify God and others by joining with The Gaithers on today's song (and many more from the album), performed at the Ryman Auditorium. “Input = Output”. The music we listen to has a subliminal effect on the brain. Just as what goes up comes down, what goes in comes out. Lyrics matter, words matter. True Christian music is heartwarming and
Today's song is a beloved hymn, written in 1950 by Ira Stanphill, an accomplished musician and traveling preacher. He preached across America and in 40 other countries, and later appeared on Gaither Homecoming videos. Ira wrote over 500 gospel songs, including Mansion Over The Hilltop and We’ll Talk It Over, as well as his auto-biography in 1983 titled This Side of Heaven. Ira wrote I Know Who Holds Tomorrow during a difficult and trying time in his life. While driving, he be
Today’s song is a beautiful old hymn with solemn lyrics, certain to catch your attention, comparing one’s soul to a ship on the sea. The video is filmed in the beautiful outdoors with a variety of Gaither singers. ‘A soul of a man is like a ship that sails on the sea of time. Storms may come and winds may blow and rock this ship of mine, but the reason my ship has never sank and the day is still aglow is because my compass is God's precious Word and Jesus pilots my boat. My s
Depending upon your age, you may or may not remember the old telephone systems where when you dialed zero on your rotary dial phone and said, “Information Please” to the switchboard operator, he or she would help you with your quest. This was before “4-1-1” and the internet. Saying "Information Please" to the telephone operator was an open door into the big wide world.
There’s a story about a young boy named Paul Villard who discovered a very helpful telephone operator and
When I was a child, my grandma used to sing an old hymn that her daddy sang to her called, “The Lifeboat.” Grandma has been gone several years now, but I can still hear her singing this hymn. I never thought much about the words when she sang it, but now I know their significance. The cross of Christ and His resurrection are the lifeboat that saves us from drowning in a sea of sin and selfishness and going to hell. How I pray that we are all "jewels" aboard the lifeboat so we
AMEN. The Bible dictionary defines this word … as a verb: to confirm, establish, verify; to trust, or give confidence; as a noun: truth, firmness, trust, confidence; as an adjective: firm, stable. In English, it is mostly used at the end of declarations and prayers, in the sense of, be it firm, be it established. Today’s song praises our Lord for Who He Is and what He has done for us. We encourage you to take a moment to watch the video and Praise His Name! Amen? Psalms 89:52
Today’s song video has a wonderful intro by Bill Gaither, with James Easter (and his son Jeff) telling the touching story behind the song, "Thank You Lord for Your Blessings." Are you thankful today? It is often the “little” things in life that we all tend to take for granted … but are really the most important when all is said and done. When was the last time you thanked God for the roof over your head, a bed to sleep in, food on your table and shoes on your feet? And the bi
We read of a place that's called heaven, it's made for the pure and the free; These truths in God's Word He has given … how beautiful heaven must be! Sweet home of the happy and free, fair haven of rest for the weary. God's Light is forever there shining, the angels so sweetly singing up there by the beautiful sea. How beautiful heaven must be! We all have a picture in our mind of what heaven must be like ... but in all of its grandeur … the most important thing about heaven
You may ask me if I'm happy, if I have sweet peace within, if I'm worried about tomorrow when I reach my journey's end. Well, friend let me tell you, and I'm speaking from the heart … I am more than satisfied … satisfied with my Jesus! When hard times come, He goes with me through the valley, for you see, He is my friend. Yes, dear one, I’m satisfied!
Proverbs 19:23 - “The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited wi