Overcoming Difficult Trials


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.


JOB 19:25-27
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!

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2 thoughts on “HANDLE’S “MESSIAH” IS MY MESSIAH TOO (And Yours)

  1. This is one of my all time favorites, too, Cheryl. What makes it even more amazing is that it was written in 24 days! Yes, amazing what God can do through a man or woman open to God, and inspired and moved by God.

    How important it is, too, never to compare our gifts to other people’s gifts, or be jealous. I was recently corresponding with my sister, a devout Christian, and mentioned that some aspect of her Christian journey really excited her (missions and evangelism). For a moment I felt guilt, because although I support it, I dont get as excited as her about it. But then I realized that God has given me the gift of hospitality and mercy, and those things excite me.

    I will never write music, but yes, God can work through me, little ol’ me, if I am open to his callings. And we never need to feel inferior to others, but bless God that we are all the body of Christ, and have something to do in his name, some people we need to reach out to, for His glory.

    • Nancy, once again I appreciate your words of wisdom. God gives us the gifts that He knows will work best for us. He knit us together in our mother’s womb, so He knows our personalities and the gifts best suited for us to use to glorify His Name. You are right when you say we can’t compare gifts. It would be like comparing apples and oranges; different but alike in that they are both a blessing.

      The gift of hospitality is a very important gift. Think of the homes that welcomed our Savior and the apostles. They fed the ones who fed the Living Word to so many people. The Body of Christ has many parts. Each part has an important role to play. We just need to find out what our gift(s) is and step out in faith to use it.

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