Saturday, August 29, 2009

He Grew the Tree

I heard this song on the radio as I was driving around town the other day. As I listened to it I began thinking of the "me first" mentality of our society. I know it makes me sound old (and I'm getting there) to say "these days," but it's true. I had experienced 3 times that day someone pulling out in front of me to save a couple of seconds on their trip to wherever they were going, causing great possibility of danger to me and to themselves - and the fact that there was nobody behind me each time only aggravated me more, since they could have safely gone right after me and used only a couple more seconds. But I rant. The thing that struck me in this song was that Jesus thought nothing about Himself when He died for our sins. He even grew the tree that was to become His cross. Please take a few minutes to absorb the idea as this song plays.

Have a wonderful Sunday!


Hootin' Anni said...

Good, happy blessed Sunday morning to you sweet lady. I'm gonna go listen to the You Tube as soon as I leave a comment [otherwise, I'll forget my thought when I dropped by. Oh give me a break...I'm up there in that 'age bracket' you're talking about]

I was posting a photo of my camera experience while you were leaving a comment. So, there is a photo of a zoomed in Humming bird now added. If you'd like to stop back and see it. I'll have you then, to ask questions about the EasyShare camera since you have one.

Hope your day is super. And peaceful. [the best kind!]

Now, I gotta go listen to your You Tube share.

Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful....I'm sending this link to Irene...she'll appreciate it. Loved the graphics used also during the song...very poignant. Tearful. [My mother's favorite hymn was "The Old Rugged Cross"---that really made tears well]

Linda said...

That is a beautiful song Dawn - I love the words.
Self - I feel as though it is my besetting sin. It is at the heart of so many of the things that I stumble over. Oh to be more like Him.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful, Dawn. Just beautiful.

I, too, wonder how did all these selfish people get into our world.

Mary said...


We are of very similar ages and yes, the people nowdays are of the "ME" generation.

Twice on Thursday I had close calls while driving and both were caused by cell phones. First, a pedestrian walked right out into the street in front of me. I had to slam on the brakes and still thought I was going to hit her. She was looking down, texting on her cell. She didn't even know I was coming until she heard the brakes.

The second was again a woman and a cellphone. She didn't stop, ran the sign and made a left hand turn right in front of me. She hadn't seen me coming because she was too busy using her cell phone.

Hope you have a great week, my friend. Use caution when driving.


nannykim said...

God is amazing, isn't He?

Looney Mom™ said...

This "me" mentality just gets worse with every generation. So sad.

Very lovely video.

Sammy said...

Hi Dawn,

I will never understand how some people can live their lives with such little regard for others. Whether it's while driving or anything else. It can be so discouraging and frustrating.
I'm going to go check out the video now!

Sharon Lynne said...

Regarding the song...I listened to it and I have never thought about that. What love He had. It is so much higher and deeper than our human love.

Judith said...

I am late, but catching up here. Thank you for reminding me what really matters.

It is very frustrating, dealing with a world that's in too big a hurry. Even their speech is so fast, I can't keep up with it.

All the more reason to appreciate our Saviour not requiring multi tasking. I love that he says "Be still, and know that I am God".

A Hint of Home said...

Everyone seems to be in a big hurry to go nowhere. I tell hubby every time I'm out that someone comes at me across the yellow line. The cell phone is the factor many times.
Thanks for the You Tube link.

grammy said...

Such a great song.

Susan said...

Dawn, Thanks for directing me to this song. Beautiful!! What a truth captured in those words, and honestly one I had never considered!! Isn't He amazing?!!!!

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