HANDLE’S “MESSIAH” IS MY MESSIAH TOO (And Yours)
This is my favorite piece of music. I like to listen to it year round and not just during Christmas and Easter. Yes, I have been know to blast it while cooking dinner and on hot summer days while eating on the deck.
Once again, I seem to be back on the topic of gifts. The gift God gave Handle was the ability to imagine music in his head and then pen it to paper. The gift God gave Handle has blessed many others. Using the gifts our Lord has entrusted to us should be a common practice among believers. The edification of the church helps to spur brothers and sister forward on their path and journey, especially during personal storms.
Read the lyrics and tell me that this song was not inspired by God. Handle was the vessel He choose to use in order to share the good news of a risen Savior. God wanted to remind His children that WE too shall see Him and those we love(d), now dead, once again . Be encouraged!!
I know that my Redeemer liveth,
and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.
And tho’ worms destroy this body,
yet in my flesh shall I see God.
I know that my Redeemer liveth:
For now is Christ risen from the dead,
the first fruits of them that sleep.
I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see Hi m with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!