Thursday, December 14, 2006

Behold the Lamb of God

Last Saturday, Krisha and I got to attend a great concert that our church sponsored, Behold the Lamb of God composed by Andrew Peterson. In addition to Peterson, Derek Webb, Sandra McCracken, and others were there, truly it was a talented ensemble of musicians.

My favorite song was Deliver Us. It really made me feel like I was Jew waiting for the Messiah. God has been so quiet, is He even able to deliver us? The lyrics are below.

Our enemy, our captor is no pharaoh on the Nile
Our toil is neither mud nor brick nor sand
Our ankles bear no calluses from chains, yet Lord, we're bound
Imprisoned here, we dwell in our own land

Deliver us, deliver us
Oh Yahweh, hear our cry
And gather us beneath your wings tonight

Our sins they are more numerous than all the lambs we slay
These shackles they were made with our own hands
Our toil is our atonement and our freedom yours to give
So Yahweh, break your silence if you can


'Jerusalem, Jerusalem
How often I have longed
To gather you beneath my gentle wings'

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Another Semester Bites the Dust

Exams are over!!! Winter is here...and that means a trip to Virginia to visit some wonderful friends and family. Here is a list of the events. Time in H'burg where I get to meet the newest addition to the Noll family, Noa. I'm definitely excited about that. Over to F'burg to pick up my new wheels, a 1990 Volvo. It is true, the Buick is no longer. Then down to Richmond with my in-laws. They get to meet Zoe for the first time. Then over to the 'Noke, where a big bonanza with some old JMU alumni is planned. To finish it off, it is back to F'burg, where my wonderful sister Jennifer and her equally great fiancee, Tyler will get married. Needless to say it will be a jammed pack time.

Check back in a month or so for some pictures and a recap of the events.

I also hope to bag a few highpeaks (VA, MD, PA, WV possibly) while on the trip. Which also brings up another thing. If you have heard the national news recently, 3 hikers are stuck on Mt Hood, the highpoint in Oregon. Currently, there is a massive search underway. To bring it closer to home, one of the hikers, Kelly James, is the brother of RTS:Orlando seminary professor, Dr. Frank James. Feel free to offer up a prayer for those hikers and their families.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Papers and Exams...

Well, it is that time of the semester...Final Exams. Thankfully, I have finished most of my papers. While, I normally hate the practice of writing papers, I found it to be tolerable this go around. And I was actually very pleased with what I turned out, which is not always the case. Nevertheless, I'm ready for the semester to be over. Virginia, you are only a few weeks away...Are you ready for me?