July 28, 2010, "Are they delightfully surprised?"

Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written By: Teresa Criswell
Video excerpt from youtube.com

"For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your works: at the deeds of Your hands I joyfully sing."
~ Psalm 92:4 ~

As we go through difficult or joyous times, do we forget about others?
Do we lose sight of the most beautiful commission? The commission of The Amazing Savior, Jesus Christ who came to give life and life more abundantly, rescuing us from eternal damnation into eternal relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Do we delightfully surprise those around us, as seen here in this video?
(Please note: To pause the background music, please scroll down to the bottom of the page and pause 'playlist' before watching video).

As I watch this; yes! Tears stream down my face as I wonder who in that crowd needed a 'pick me up'? What if there was a someone in the crowd who felt all hope was lost? What if someone in the crowd was riding the train to see a loved one who was dying? The 'what if's' are endless, aren't they? Yet, that moment of surprise must have provided such hope to those individuals; even to the ones where things are going great.

Watching this video leads me to this question, "Do I reveal the Father God with great delight, bringing hope to a hopeless situation?" Or do I reveal myself? Bringing little hope, if any, to an already hopeless situation? I am reminded that I am not called to reveal myself; I am called to trust in God revealing a glimpse of His Awesome, Indescribable Glory!


  1. Hi Teresa,

    I think that our emotions are a major factor in how we see ourself, others and the world we live in. If greed and lust are part of my thoughts and actions, my view will be that of one who "always seeks to get and not give." If I am motivated by love and compassion, my view will be that of one who "always seeks to give and not get."

    I try not to let my emotions control my actions but at times, it is a struggle. I remain comitted to pleasing God with my life and that along with the knowledge of His love and grace gives me hope and joy each day. Touching others with the love and compassion of God affirms that joy.

    Blessings and peace to you today.


  2. Good morning MTJ,
    Very great insight in regards to the major factors of our emotions. It is a struggle, and as you said, " If I am motivated by love and compassion, my view will be that of one who "always seeks to give and not get" we catch a glimpse of His glorious power through out lives as vessels poured upon another; and as you stated, "touching others with the love and compassion of God which affirms that joy."
    Thank you for sharing and for coming by...Teresa

  3. Beautiful reflection, Teresa....

  4. This certainly gave me a pick up this morning! wb


Post a Comment

Thank you for stopping by...please feel free to follow me and post a comment ~ I'd love to return the favor!

Popular posts from this blog

God's Royalty Revealed In the Midst of A Verbal Slap

December 15, 2010, "Connecting Bridge"

Another Story of A Penny...