Saturday, January 30, 2010

Spiritual Sunday - "His Arms are Open"

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I think God's got some really neat angels working for Him....like that cop who reached out to me and that social worker and the owners of the shop who let me sleep in the back of their store on really cold days...and the guy working in the kitchen who always gave me food packages....Even when things got really dark - God was there providing through the kindness of those people and others like them. 

I didn't know then what I know now....that His arms were always open...always ready to heal my hurts and clean me up.  I still don't know how He did that but He did. Now I love Him. I really really love Him. And  I want to be like those people who reached out to me when I had nothing to give back. And because He reached down, really far down to pull me out....I want to shine His light for others and tell them.....His arms are always open.


22 comments:

Denise said...

Thank you my friend, for being such a beautiful example of Jesus in action. I love you.

Mike Golch said...

great video.

Epiphany said...

I agree. I also love that song!

Whidbey Woman said...

I love this post. I am so glad that God's angels ministered to you, and that you shared this story with us. Alleluia. The chains are broken and His arms are open.

bp said...

Such a great testimony to share of how God used others to minister to you.

God bless you.
Bethany

Julie said...

God is good...all the time...God IS good. :-)

Alleluiabelle said...

Precious One,

Popped in to say, "I love you"...and got a powerful message along with it. Yes, His arms are always wide open and so are ours as we lift them high into the air towards the heavens in all praise, honor and glory to Him. You have got my juices flowing in praise for Him right now.

Dayle said...

Wonderful song. Thank you.

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing that. I love Michael W. Smith and have not heard that song before. Thank God His arms are always open.

Dulce said...

how I need one of those right now my friend...
sorry and thank you -both
you are so beautiful...

Julie said...

I forgot to mention to you that I love the photo of such a sweet pup on your profile pic.
Adorable. :-)

Janet said...

Thank you for this, Sarah. Happy Sunday!

Mari said...

Sarah - thanks for stopping over at my blog. Sounds like you have quite a testimony. Thanks for sharing!

RCUBEs said...

Amen! Even on his death, His arms remained widely open! As He welcomes those who believes in Him.
I don't think I heard this song by MWS before. Thanks for sharing. God bless sister and be strong also in His mighty power. Enjoy the rest of the week!

Clif said...

Good words. Excellent video.

Peggy said...

Blessings Sarah...Because you came, tasted and saw: then shared ~ others are able to COME, SEE, and TASTE of the GOODNESS of the LORD! I'm thankful that God had His angels watching over you long before you surrendered and you are a living testimony to the Open Arms & Love of Jesus! Thank you for sharing & more importantly, thanking for giving your life to Jesus! Love this Michael W. Smith video and song! Come visit me and give God the glory!

Charlotte said...

The video is so beautiful and the words are so true. Thank you for sharing your first-hand experiences of this truth with us.
Blessings,
Charlotte

God Chaser said...

I am so glad His arms are open-always. thanks for sharing this blessing and reminding us God always cares. blessings

Kelly L said...

I love Michael - love your heart and your need to be there for others.. You go girl - go bless bless bless.
'Your sister in Christ.
Love
kelly
http://www.amazingsalvation.com

daylily777 said...

Yes, his arms are wide open ! You have a great testimony !Wonderful song !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Protege said...

Michael W. Smith, it has been a long time since I have heard his voice. What a beautiful clip and a lovely post.
Thank you so much for stopping by my place and for your kind words.
xo
Zuzana

Tea With Tiffany said...

Can't believe I've never heard this song. It's powerful and beautiful. I love the free invitation we are given. Oh if the whole world knew what we can have through Christ. Freedom indeed. Buckets full of love.

Thank you for visiting my blog. :)