Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jesus, My One & Only

Last weekend, I had the wonderful privilege of hearing women's author & speaker, Beth Moore speak LIVE at the Denver Coliseum.

After what should have been a 45 minute drive - that turned into two hours - on a Friday night, I found my way into the enormous arena just as the last worship song was being sung.

The audience got quiet as the following short video was played:

Beth opened the Word to John 1:14, "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth" and from there, began speaking on her topic of the evening, "Jesus, My One & Only."

I copied down so many quotes that evening, but a key one that struck a cord with me was this,

"You don't know to the marrow of your bones that Jesus is the ONE, until He's the ONLY."

I found that quote to be a play on another familiar quote -- when we find ourselves with nothing left but God, we find that He is all we need.

Beth closed with these words, "There is no one like Jesus."

Then, along with 5600 sisters in Christ, we lifted our voices in song, singing "In Christ Alone" and the old hymn, "The Solid Rock." As we sang the following words, what the Lord had been speaking to me throughout the message hit me all at once, and what seemed like months of built up tears just poured down my face, and down my neck.

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.

Tears just flowed down my face, as I was reminded again that Jesus can and does raise the dead to life. When the sorrows of life have overwhelmed my soul and I feel dead inside, JESUS has COMPASSION (even if no others do) and He will raise the deadness of my soul to HIS life. I am bought with precious blood of Christ.

"Jesus wants you to know that His scars are enough for the both of you." 
—Beth Moore LIVE Denver