I’m going to be honest — I’ve had a hard time coming up with something to write for this post. I mean, these words above and the words in this song basically speak for themselves. Jesus is everything! Jesus is everything to me and everything I need. He came and died for me, for you, for everyone. God has been showing me over and over again this week just how unworthy I am. I don’t deserve his most perfect love and grace. I’m so imperfect, but through that imperfection I’m seeing and understanding that love in such a real and true way. Friends, he is the light in this dark world, he is the hope to the hopeless, and he is everything we could ever need or want. For there is no sweeter name than the name of Jesus!
Song: No Sweeter Name
Artist: Kari Jobe
Album: Kari Jobe
Thanks Mike & Kate for such an awesome session! Super excited to capture your special day in just a few short weeks!
Be sure to check out Kate’s blog here. Last week she posted a few of her favorite images from the session and also talked about how glad she was that she did an engagement session. Loved hearing her thoughts on the engagement session! You can find that post here.
You’re the peanut to my butter,
You’re the star to my burst,
You’re the M to my M,
You’re the ice to my cream
but mostly… you’re the best to my friend!
I’m so thankful for your day of birth. I’m thankful for your life. I’m thankful that you chose me to spend the rest of your life with. I’m thankful for the way that you love me selflessly everyday. I’m thankful that God has given you the ability to dream and dream BIG! I’m thankful that you live your life to display God’s glory. Thank you for laughing with me. Thank you for being you! I love you to the moon and back! I hope you have a wonderful day!
(pics by white loft studio)
When I hired my intern little did I know I was hiring such a talented lady. Not only does Kristin have an eye for all things creative but she also has a beautiful voice. It’s seriously a God given talent. The first time I heard this song I was almost in tears. Seriously! I’m so excited to have this week’s lyric & song be by my fabulous intern Kristin! Lucky you, you’ll be getting a little behind the music right here on the blog by the artist herself!
I wrote this song based on the following two passages of the Bible: Luke 17:7-10 and Luke 7:36-50. I was a member of an artists community in college, and one of our challenges at the end of the semester was to produce art based on the Luke 17 passage. Out of that passage I was led to Luke 7 and the story of the woman who anointed Jesus at the house of a Pharisee. What a captivating story — this woman, who is introduced as a sinner, seeks out Jesus…why? I would like to think that she had heard much about him and not only his mighty deeds, but also the forgiveness he extended to sinners. She was aware of her own sin, and she needed mercy, she needed grace, she needed Jesus.
Too often I walk around feeling so entitled, so unaware of the mercy and grace I’ve been extended, as if I have done something to merit my salvation. Have I? No. Not one bit. I am unworthy. I am this woman, the sinner who is also in desperate need of the forgiveness of Christ.
This song is the recognition of that need and of the undeserved love of Jesus poured out on me. He came into the world to save sinners, so in response I take the posture of the Luke 7 woman, and worship the Worthy One.
P.S. Shout out to my cousin, David Schroder, for the amazing production of this song!