Saturday, October 4, 2008

Cardboard Testimonies

How He Loves
by John Mark Mcmillan

Verse 1
He is jealous for me,
Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realize just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.

And oh, how He loves us so,
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us so

I never felt I had much of a "testimony." I grew up in a Christian home, our church family was as close as our real family. I knew the presence of God in my life at a young age. And by the time I was 10, I knew I was supposed to use my life to tell others about our amazing God. I continued to stay close to God. Attended Bible College. And began to work in ministry.

But after hearing this song and incredible video, my definition of 'testimony' was redefined. I realized I had many, many cardboard testimonies. Many of them physical. Some emotional. And the most important ones, spiritual. Even as I struggle today in some of these areas, it inspires me to look back and remember all that God has been to me.

Diagnosed with a pituitary brain tumor -- "impossibly" healed, according to my doctors

Told I had many reasons for infertility -- have had 3 miracle pregnancies

Heart breaking miscarriages -- Peace and joy beyond my understanding
What is your cardboard testimony? I would love to be encouraged by yours as well.

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Liza's Eyeview said...

First, about accepting Jesus at a young age (because of growing up in a Christian home) and keeping your faith - one of my "boss" (in the ministry) said that that's one of the greatest testimony of all - that you followed God and God kept you.... (not everyone has to have the "my life was so messed up, etc before I knew Jesus). Anyway, I am rambling but I think you'll understand what I am trying to say.

And then your "cardboard testimonies" - wow!

One "cardboard testimony" for me is that I used to be sooo afraid of death. Now, for me to live is Christ and to die is gain.

I was also very insecure - now my security is in Christ.

Debra said...


This was so inspiring to watch. I, too, have suffered from many miscarriages.

I am also a cervical cancer survivor and I have heart disease...those are the physical testimonies!

Each day is a testimony of holding onto the hem of Christ's garment!! I cling to Him daily.

I so appreciate this post. It was beautiful. Blessings to you today sweet sister.