Monday, August 23, 2010

GOSPEL ROAD -- CHILDREN

In 1972, I happened to watch a daytime talk-show with host, Phil Donahue. Johnny Cash was on to share about his video, Gospel Road, that was being released soon. They showed one small bit and it gripped my heart. Since then I've watched Gospel Road many times; this is still my favorite part.

You see, even though I had been a Christian for about six years, seeing Jesus play on the shore with children, flitting them in the air, digging with them in the sand, nuzzling their tummies, snuggling them against him -- all of that was beyond anything I'd ever imagined. With my hard background-- rarely hugged, rarely snuggled, rarely played with --this just invaded my soul.

Weeks and weeks ago, when I thought Children was going to be the carnival topic, this is what I wanted to post. I was sure I'd missed it during my month away. Seeing that it's what's up for this week, made my heart sing. Hope yours sings, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3RNg_YdDkw

6 comments:

Glynn said...

It's a cool video. Thanks for the reference - and the post.

JC Dude said...

Awesome...oh love he loves us all. That's the kind of love we can return to our kids!

Anne Lang Bundy said...

I love that in the eternal life we receive now, God makes us new, and begins to heal what He one day intends to make completely whole.

This video is a reminder of the love and joy we'll one day have with Jesus. There's no doubt in my mind that He fully intends to nuzzle and snuggle His bride. There is no joy or pleasure of this world to exceed the pleasure and joy of the next.

Jeff Jordan said...

great video!...my heart hurts for people who didn't get the love they deserved as children...

Bridget Chumbley said...

I'm glad you didn't miss this prompt. Thanks for sharing the video and your thoughts with us.

S. Etole said...

Wonder why that is such a hard concept to grasp for so many of us???