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Saturday, October 15, 2011

My Prince of Peace

Today I listened to Rebecca St. Jame's "Hold Me Jesus."  I agree in how we see Christ as our King of Glory, but is He the Prince of Peace?  Oh yes, He very much is, but I know I tend to resist the peace. I've been noticing lately how damaging it is though.  Here are a few verses that support the idea...

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.  Psalm 37:8

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Matthew 6:28

When I looked up the lyrics to "Hold Me Jesus", I was reminded of Rich Mullins.  In a biography I read about him it noted how he would not wear shoes or find a raggy t-shirt to wear in his performances.  He would speak of his struggles in sin candidly to help his listeners not put him on a pedestal - and to keep God on the rightful throne.  

I conclude with the chorus that was my prayer today.  

So hold me Jesus, 'cause I'm shaking like a leaf 
You have been King of my glory 
Won't You be my Prince of Peace...Rich Mullins

Perhaps as Christ's character is perfected in me, I will experience more fully how He is the Prince of Peace. And might I add that Rich Mullins died young in an auto accident but was ministering with his music to underprivileged children....beautiful. The Lord continues to be exalted in his songs such as "Awesome God," "Step by Step" and more.


Jane Heitman Healy said...

Rich Mullins is one of my favorite Christian song writers. You & I probably read the same biography, and one thing that sticks with me is how he used to sign books, cards, letters, etc. with "Be God's" rather than the usual "be good." An important thing to remember and an important distinction to make.

Jennifer Noble said...

Cool reminder Jane.

Ki said...

Funny, how I should be listening just now to 'Hold me, Jesus' and looking for images of Rich Mullins when I clicked on one of the images at random and it brought me to this blog - about 'Hold me, Jesus'. Never ceases to amaze me.
God bless, Ki.