Puisi Natal: A King is Born

Puisi Natal dari mancanegara (courtesy of ymiblogging.org)

A King is Born by Patricia Roach, Barbados

It’s Christmas by Josiah Gana, 19, Nigeria

The Reason for the Season by Dorcas Shalhona, 15, Nigeria

Searching for the Mood by Cioloca Tabita, 16, Romania

The Joy of Christmas by Herbling R David, Kenya

Komik Natal: “What’s So Amazing About Grace?”

Cerita & Ilustrasi oleh Heri Kurniawan

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Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

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Video Musik: Run To You

Pernahkah kamu merasa ingin melarikan diri dari semua kesakitan, luka hati, stres atau rasa kecewamu? Keinginan kuat untuk melarikan diri dari situasi-situasi yang sulit adalah hal yang begitu umum. Ada yang lari kepada alkohol atau narkoba, dan yang lain memutuskan untuk berselingkuh sebagai jalan keluar dari kehidupan yang menghimpit mereka. Ada pula yang mencari hiburan dengan menghambur-hamburkan uang melalui belanja atau berwisata. Namun setelah semua itu berlalu, seringkali kita justru merasa semakin kering dan terpuruk makin dalam.

Jadi, ke mana dan kepada siapakah kita harus lari? Saksikan video clip musik berikut ini.

“Tidak semua orang mau lari kepada Allah, tetapi kami harap kamu mau melakukannya.”

*Run To You adalah video musik kedua karya Shane Clements Band dan Retta Baptist Church. Ditulis and disutradarai oleh Jarod O’Flaherty.

Run To You
Performed by Shane Clements Band

Standing on the edge of broken and lonely
Feels like my fear has got a hold on me
I am looking for a way out
But my mind is full of doubt

I am sick and suffering
With these burdens that I carry
They’re like chains on my hands and feet
Will You surround my life and take them away from me?

I run to You
You set my heart on fire
You make my soul alive
And turn my darkness into light
I run to You
You fill me with Your breath
Hope for my brokenness
And You rescued me from death
I run to You, I run to You

Faith is hard to find
So many things it could hide behind
But now I’m standing at the cross
As tears roll down my face
I beg for Your forgiveness
And Your wonderful embrace

I see my broken reflection
I’m sick and tired of my obsessions
I see my broken reflection
I’m sick and tired of my obsessions

I run to You
You set my heart on fire
You make my soul alive
And turn my darkness into light
I run to You
You fill me with Your breath
Hope for my brokenness
And You rescued me from death
I run to You, I run to You

It is by grace we are saved
Because of Your love we’ve been redeemed
Through Your life and suffering
We’ve been set free

Luka yang Terobati

By:  GREW

Ragu datang di hari-hari sedih
Kebimbangan pun ikut menyertainya
Semangat yang dahulu membara
Hilang ditiup angin dunia
Dimanakah Engkau ya Allahku….

Tekanan demi tekanan datang menyerangku
Fokus pandanganku berkurang dan hilang
Hati rapuh seperti sebuah roti
Kata-kata yang begitu tajam mencabik hatiku
Dimanakah Engkau ya Allahku….

Kepada siapakah aku harus minta tolong
Di saat hidup tanpa arti lagi
Linangan air mata tak tertahankan
Saat ketidaktaatan muncul diantaraku
Dimanakah Engkau ya Allahku….

Kuasa-kuasa dunia siap menyiksaku
Tapi Allah tempatku berserah
Jalan keluar dari setiap masalahku
Aku mau hidup bersama-Mu selamanya.

Kacang dan Manusia

Oleh Stellaria Teguhsukmana & Elny Gunawan

Kupercaya Janji-Mu

Oleh: Tesalonica Viana

Bapa selalu dengar doaku
Bapa selalu mengarahkan telinga-Nya kepadaku
Dalam sesaknya himpitan hidupku
Aku datang kepada Tuhan
dengan airmataku yg bercucuran tak tertahankan
Membawa salibku dan salib mereka
yang tak seharusnya kutanggung

Tetapi ketika ku datang dalam hadirat-Mu
Aku rasakan pelukan-Mu yg erat dari balik punggungku
Kau mendorongku ‘tuk tetap bertahan hadapi ini semua
Aku merasakan air mata-Mu yg jatuh dipunggungku
Betapa kutersentuh saat itu
Kau ikut bersedih, menderita,
bahkan menangis untuk permasalahanku

Kuputuskan untuk bangun, bangkit kembali
Karena ku percaya Tuhan
Janji-Mu dalam hidupku

Love U God!

Video Musik: RESIST

Sekelompok anak muda dari sebuah gereja kecil di daerah Texas, AS, mengirimkan kami link dari suatu video klip musik yang mereka buat. Sekitar 50 anak muda menyumbangkan tenaga mereka bagi proyek ini dalam berbagai bidang, seperti penulisan lagu, akting, penulisan naskah, pencahayaan, desain set, perlengkapan dan rekaman lagu.

Dengan tiadanya budget yang memadai, anak-anak muda ini berpadu mengumpulkan sumber daya mereka untuk menghasilkan video musik yang keren ini!

RESIST

(Song by Shane Clements and Matt Ward)

You’re alone, outside it’s cold and dark,
Inside your soul is falling apart.
Nowhere to run and nowhere to hide;
Sometimes you feel like you could just die.

Here we are—saw you had a fire burning,
But all we see your heart turning,
Always doubting His existence,
Now all we see is your resistance.

To you this life is just a game,
Deep down inside you know something has to change
Before this life fades away, fades away.

You walked away—looking for the love you can’t find,
Leaving everyone else behind.
Doing things you said you’d never do,
In all your lies can you find the truth?

‘Cause Truth has a name, please don’t resist Him now.
Please don’t resist Him now.

Your life is not a game,
It isn’t even yours anyway.
Just one look at His hands, and you’ll see you’ve already won!

He is the One, He is the Son of God, an end to your resistance.
He is your Hope; He is the Love you could not find, the Light you cannot hide.

He made a way for you, conquered the grave for you, He lives again for you.
His name is Jesus! Please don’t resist Him now, let Him restore your soul,
Your broken heart made whole. He’ll do it all and more. His name is Jesus!

Please don’t resist Him now, you’re welcome to come back home.
We’ve loved you all along.
Arms open wide for you, tears that we’ve cried for you,
Because He died for you,
Because He died for you.

Credits:

  • Jarod O’Flaherty – Director, Videographer, Editor (27-year-old)
  • Shane Clements – Songwriter, Lead vocalist (20-year-old)
  • Brianna Smith – Lead actress (17-year-old)
  • Russell Routh – Lead guitarist (18-year-old)
  • Krystin Jurries – Script editor, Prayer warrior (17-year-old)
  • Nathan Ellison – Lighting and Equipment, Supporting actor (16-year-old)
  • April Walker – Supporting Actress (16-year-old)