Saturday, January 5, 2008

Share Our Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

Jesus said that in this world we will have trouble, but He overcame this world! (John 16:33) Those of us who have overcome trouble by the power of the blood of Jesus, we’re to share our comforts with those experiencing trouble. Share the hope & comfort we have in Jesus Christ.

I am comforted by the fact that when I’m going through trials and troubles that the Lord puts people in my life to comfort me. In turn, I’m to comfort others He puts in my path. That is the amazing way God works!

Yes, I do agree and understand that we can draw comfort from God alone and there are times for that. Yet, we’re not to live our lives isolated from others as the body of Christ needs each other.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…

That’s the purpose of this blog to encourage and build each other up.

My friend, Tiffane, shared with me a video that her 16 year old daughter, Alyssa, made with her friends. This video is set to the music by SuperChic[k] and the song is HERO. It about doing what is right and helping others. The teens in the video are friends of my teen son and the young boy in the video is the best friend of my youngest son. Seven of the children in this video are children of my friend and running partner Anna.

***Disclaimer*** The content of this video may not be appropriate for young children as there is adolescent and adult content. Please use discretion. I posted the video as the issues are real issues that God could possibly use any of us to be a "hero" in someone's life.

Hero Lyrics

No one sits with him, he doesn't fit in
But we feel like we do when we make fun of him
Cause you want to belong, do you go along?
Cause his pain is the price paid for you to belong
It's not like you hate him or want him to die
But maybe he goes home and thinks suicide
Or he comes back to school with a gun at his side
And a kindness from you might have saved his life
Heroes are made when you make a choice

You could be a hero - heroes do what's right
You could be a hero - you might save a life
You could be a hero- you could join the fight
For what's right, for what's right, for what's right

No one talks to her, she feels so alone
She's in too much pain to survive on her own
The hurt she can't handle overflows to a knife
She writes on her arm and wants to give up her life
Each day she goes on is a day that she's brave
Fighting the lie that giving up is the way
Each moment of courage her on life she saves
When she throws the pills out a hero is made
Heroes are made when you make a choice


No one talks to him about how he lives
He thinks that the choices he makes are just his
Doesn't know he's the leader with the way he behaves
And others will follow the choices he's made
He lives on the edge, he's old enough to decide
His brother who wants to be him is just nine
He can do what he wants because it's his right
The choices he makes change a nine-year-old's life


5 gracious comments:

Ang baylis said...

Oh my goodness, Shonda! That was such a great post and thank you so much for sharing the video. You must be so proud! Your blog encourages me!
Much love,
Angie xoxo

Bev Brandon said...

Loved your comment on Annette's blog about your husband---how precious was that. The quality and heart of this video is so touching---I got my son to come in here and look at it with me after the first note I heard. Absolutely wonderful job! Whoa!

jen said...

that was really neat! Wow! They put a LOT of work into it. Very very neat.

annie said...

This is awesome. These kids get it, too. You never know when you might be someone's hero. God may have appointed you. Your sons are very blessed to have friends like these. Great post, Shonda! love to you, annie

Alyssa said...

Thank you for putting this up here Mrs. Witworth! It's so awsome to have support out there! And thanks to everyone else for watching!