Good Afternoon Anchor Point Family! What a beautiful surprise to have a May long weekend in Winnipeg that actually feels like summer! I hope you were all able to enjoy the beauty of God’s amazing creation in some way:)
Asher (our 8 year old son) and I went on a hunt for wild crocuses while we were at the lake for the day. It was amazing to find these little treasures, as I didn’t know that we had them in the area. What I love about crocuses, is that they are quite elusive… you don’t usually see them unless you are really looking for them, really focused. They hide and it’s actually pretty easy to trample them if you’re not taking care in your steps. But then it happens, you find that ONE… and your eyes are opened and you start to see them EVERYWHERE! Like little gifts… reminds me of many kingdom things… I wonder, what does that bring to mind for you?
Today your Worship Wednesday offering is from Becky Alvarez. For those of you who don’t know Becky, her and her husband Chris and daughter Arcelia have been attending Anchor Point Church for a couple of years now, volunteering in worship ministry and leading the kids at Anchor Point Middle School Camp last summer.
Here is a word from Becky and the accompanying scriptures to go along with her original song. Becky, thanks so much for sharing with us today!
“I love to create. It brings me so much joy to work at something, moulding it little by little, until it is something beautiful. How much more must it delight our Heavenly Father, when He creates and moulds us into His image!
Most of the songs I write are rooted in passages from scripture whose beauty caught my ear: richly woven poetry that entices me to gaze on the face and character of our Lord Jesus Christ. Being able to interact with scripture through song-writing has been a true gift to me. I pray that these songs would be a gift to you as well.”
3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
4 Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.