At church we sang "In Christ Alone" which was also one of the songs at Sarah's Memorial service. Gripping...
"In Christ Alone"Each year, we try to get our kids something meaningful for Easter. This year we were able to buy them each a Bible. Interestingly enough, they each needed one.
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2001 Kingsway Thankyou Music
In Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—
Here in the love of Christ I stand.
In Christ alone, Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied;
For ev'ry sin on Him was laid—
Here in the death of Christ I live.
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.
No guilt in life, no fear in death—
This is the pow'r of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow'r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow'r of Christ I'll stand.
For Trenton, who will be 4 in the summer, we got this Bible, My First Study Bible. He had completely worn out his Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes, by Kenneth Taylor. We read that to him at nap and bedtime and he would sit and look through it by himself. He would even tell me stories page after page.
For Bethany, who will be 7 in 2 weeks (!), we bought NIrV Kids Study Bible. She already declared that she loves her new Bible.
For our 13 year old, Marissa, we bought a NIV Thinline Bible with a brown and sea blue cover. She also has mentioned that she loves her new Bible.
I'm really thankful that we had coupons for this purchase! I'm so thankful that we were able to buy the kids these Bibles, and on Easter--special memories. My prayer for my kids is that they will wear out these Bibles too! I don't remember the exact quote, but I remember someone saying "If your Bible is falling apart, it probably means your life is not." :)