Jesus Is The Shepherd (A Song He Gave Me)

 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 
- Colossians 3:14 (NIV)

I had problems with my posts updating for a while...that I had not been able also to post anything as I worked here and there when able to. One morning, in the midst of my wiping dusts off and vacuuming, my oldest guitar had caught my eyes and my heart desired to stop what I was doing, picked it up and sang some of the songs the Lord had written in my heart at the span of years. I tell you, it felt good to have lingering dusts of worries and uncertainties in my heart wiped off by His hands.

I don’t have a formal guitar lesson. I learned to endure blisters on my fingers, learning easy chords growing up. Paired with my passion to write, I didn’t know at that time, those painful moments He gave me to learn to write songs for Him. Songs that also strengthened me and comforted me every time there was a struggle with my family, friends or just myself was going through. He reassures. That’s always the truth!

I don’t have a nice voice either but I felt so strong to share this song with you praying that the lyrics will minister to your hearts. With this special season of love, we must honor that true love that came down from heaven to let us know about God’s love from above. 

I wrote this song on July 29, 2003 when one of my nephews was vacationing from Belgium in Denmark. But he hardly saw his father (my brother). As I was praying for them, I started asking myself, “When is the right time for us to get together with God, our heavenly Father?”

It’s hard to sing for me without choking up as I feel His love, mercy and grace every time I strike that chord and sing that note. Jesus is indeed the reason for this Season. All the glory to our good Lord! Merry Christmas to all of you and may His love and grace always strengthen us all.

Jesus Is The Shepherd

I was once lost like you not knowing Christ
Every struggle means pain and I get deeply hurt
But please listen to me, and to all the things I’ll say
Jesus is the only Life, the Truth and the Way

How long are you gonna’ be lost like a sheep?
For when Christ finds you, you just have to believe
Oh Jesus is the Shepherd Who will lead us all
Salvation comes from Him, and from Him alone


Oh Jesus has so much love
All you need to do is open up your hearts
Turn away from all of your sins
And love and joy will grow within

If your life is ever found don’t let it go
Stop your wandering let your faith grow
For Jesus is the Shepherd Who will guide your way
Nothing will go wrong, in your hearts He’ll stay

(Repeat Chorus)…
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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]

Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.

Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.

All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.

When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.

The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.

When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himself and ended up injuring his attacker severely.

[Source: NLT Bible ]:

We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.

“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14

Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].

Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.

Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.

Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].