Sunday, December 15, 2013

Promised Savior, Promised King

I know I have lots to write up from the past month.  Joshua turned one year old two weeks ago. We passed the 10 month mark of his passing.  We have begun the time of year that we remember having him here.  The Christmas celebrations have begun.  Yes...lots of things to write about.

Today, however, I wanted to account my experience from church today.  I have had the pleasure of being the director of our church choir and today was our Christmas program.  We only sang one song as a choir and it is a song that we picked out 2 months ago.  Today, during the performance, did I really start to understand the words and they sunk in.

The song in "Promise Savior, Promised King" by Sally Deford. The first two verses remind us of the many prophecies of the coming of the Savior and set the stage of the Christmas scene. 

Promised Savior, promised King,
Come down to earth from heaven
Child of whom the angels sing
Their song of adoration
Behold the star above Him rise,
‘Tis heaven’s brightest gem
A beacon to our longing eyes
When the light of day grows dim

Shepherds watching in the fields,
Now hasten to the stable
There to honor Him, there to kneel
And worship at His cradle
While in the east the wise men greet
The light that o’er them shines
And goes before to guide their feet
As they seek the Child divine

With the beautiful scene set in our minds, the poem continues to explain the very impact of the message...what this humble birth really means to our life:

The Holy Infant long foretold,
In lowly manger sleeping
Is comfort to the sorrowing soul,
He is solace to the weeping
He is hope, He is love sent from afar,
God’s Lamb and offering
He is Lord, He is sovereign of my heart
Promised Savior, promised King

I think Christmas will always be a time when my grief is a little closer to the surface.  It is a time when family gathers...and I will always have in the back of my mind that my whole family is not together right now.  Oh, but how blessed I am to know that the Promised Savior has come.  His birth, His life, His death, and His resurrection truly does bring solace to the weeping and comfort to a sorrowing soul. 

How blessed I am to know that He is Lord and sovereign of my heart. During this tender time of year, this is the message I want to remember and hold close.  I will see my little Joshua boy again...and it is all because a little baby was born many years ago in Bethlehem.  The promised Savior has come and He will come again.

Listen to this beautiful song here.


  1. That song has such a beautiful message-I really enjoyed hearing it, and the choir did such a great job! I wanted to come find you afterwards and tell you I have been thinking about you and give you a big hug, but I didn't see you at all today after the meeting. So I will tell you here, that I have been thinking of you and your family. This time of year is so hard when there is sorrow, since everything seems so magnified at Christmastime. Good things seem so much better, and the bad seems so much worse. You and your family are in my prayers, and I hope you have so much joy and peace this season to temper the pain and sorrow. Love you guys.


  2. 2 Ghante Attey Ki Line Mei Khare Rehte Hoe Ik Admi Ghuse Ma Chilaya

    ‘Mei Musharaf Ko Goli Marne Ja Raha Hu.

    Kuch Der Baad Wo Wapis Attey Ki Line Mei Khara Ho Gya

    Kisi Ne Pucha,

    ‘Kyu Maar Dia’

    Mayusi SE Jawab Dia, ‘Waha Pe ßhi Line Lagi Hai..’

    Jeenay Do Musharaf



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Joshua Kent Ipson was born December 1, 2012 with a very complicated combination of congenital heart defects. After 2 1/2 months of fighting for his life, he passed away on February 13, 2013. We invite you to share our experiences as we grieve his loss, rejoice in God's plan, & keep Joshua's message of hope alive.
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