Monday, January 28, 2013

One Thousand Gifts (Continued)

Broken and Beautiful
by:  Mark Shultz

There's a businessman 
There's a widowed wife 
There's a smiling face with a shattered life 
There's a teenage girl with a choice tomake I
t's crowded here in church today 
 And the preacher says as the sermon ends 
Please close your eyes and bow your heads 
Is there anyone in need of prayer 
Jesus wants to meet you here 'cause we all fall short 
We all have sinned 
But when you let God's Grace break in… 

It's beautiful Beautiful 
Come as you are 
Surrender your heart 
Broken and beautiful 

Well he'd never been to church before
 But he came today as a last resort 
His world was crashing in 
And he was suffocating in his sin 
 But tears ran down 
As hope rushed in 
He closed his eyes 
Raised his hands 
Worshiping the God who can 
Bring him back to life again 


 Cause there's nothing more beautiful to God
 Than when his sons and daughters come 
Broken Alleluia Alleluia 
Come as you are Alleluia Alleluia
 Come as you are 

 Alleluia Alleluia
 Come as you are (Come as you are) 
Surrender your heart Broken and beautiful
 Alleluia Alleluia
 Come as you are (Come as you are) 
Surrender your heart 
Broken and beautiful 

 More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmania.com/broken_beautiful_lyrics_mark_schultz.html All about Mark Schultz: http://www.musictory.com/music/Mark+Schultz

Yes, "we all fall short; we all have sinned, but when you let God's grace break in, it's beautiful!!" When I am feeling down, I am encouraged that even though I am broken, I am still beautiful to Christ.  I am thankful for the reminder that we can always come to Him as we are.  I am so thankful for God's grace and that He opens His arms to us as we are: broken and beautiful.

Continuing to give thanks...

#3261- #3302

-God's grace
-God's peace
-His acceptance
-healing and restoration
-friends working together on a project
-one on one time (eating Jelly Bellies) with my son

-his calm, controlled attitude
-his love for sports

-supporting four grandkids at an all day school hockey tournament

-enjoying the ice while we can

-the best way to celebrate a SNOW DAY!!

-eating breakfast outside everyday

-enthusiastic golfers

-competing and enjoying a 5km race, even while on holidays

-employees who make enjoy their job and make things fun for others (the "Mad Tapper")

-palm trees

-a beautiful view while eating dinner

-an endless supply of delicious fresh bread

-living the "dream"!
-enhancing his origami skills (moving on to towel origami)
-many fun, various activities to choose from

-yummy desserts
-his shirt that just makes me smile

-making many fun family memories

-beautiful weather, beautiful beaches

-vibrant colours and gorgeous views

-enjoying all the fun activities

-soft, squishy sand

-creating memories that will last a lifetime

-her love for life

-how she loves to try new things
-swimming and dancing with the dolphins
-beautiful, intelligent creatures

-rest and relaxation

-overcoming another fear

-how rock, paper, scissors can solve almost anything!  (Jesse had to go down first)

-having fun with the kids (yes, they were in there with me)

-getting together with friends

-kids at heart

-all sharing the excitement of Legoland

-how a bucket of popcorn can make him so happy!

-a very fun filled day with family and dear friends that we are so blessed to have in our lives

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