Monday, December 17, 2012

Mary Sings "O Holy Night"

Hello everyone! Please forgive me for not being able to blog as much as I normally do! Between getting ready for Christmas and two family birthdays, not to mention having some semblance of order at home or shall I say, "improved order" from cleaning for house guests and wrapping presents... it's been a little crazy around here!


Mary (our youngest who was born totally blind, can read more on her by clicking this link: http://www.juanamikels.com/p/marys-story.html) sang "O Holy Night" at church yesterday. I want you to be able to hear it. So thankfully, my son Alex recorded it for us all! I was behind the curtain in tears as I listened. We are so grateful for the opportunities God gives her to sing for His glory! My prayer for you is for Holy Spirit to speak to your heart as you listen.

One of my verses over Mary since the day she was born is 1 Corinthians 1:27-29:

"But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him."

He chose a manger for the Savior of the world! He uses the lowly to accomplish his will! Our Associate Pastor, Russ, spoke Sunday and he spoke out of 1 Cor 1: 27-28. He had no idea that Mary was singing, nor that it was my life verse over her.

We serve a mighty all-knowing all-powerful God who is alive and cares about the lowly! Everything in His kingdom is upside-down. The first will be last, and the last will be first. 

After the service someone came up to Mary and said, "Mary, you got a standing ovation!" Mary leaned in and replied, "You mean, God got a standing ovation!"

Let's worship our Awesome God, it is in Him that we boast! 
Walk by Faith—Not by Sight,

7 comments:

  1. So beautiful! Tell her Lee from AZ was deeply encouraged by her song.

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    1. Oh, thank you Lee! I will tell her!

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  2. A M A Z I N G!!!!! Oh my, that brought tears of Joy! Please tell Mary that she was absolutely beautiful! I wish I was there to hear it live. I know you must be so proud Juana!!!!
    love,
    Beth Rives

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    1. Oh Beth, thank you for your wonderful message! I wish you could have been there too:-) Merry Christmas to the darling Rives family!!!

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  3. She has a beautiful voice, it was so beautiful. I cried as I listened to her. What a blessing she is and a gift from God. Amelia Holder

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    1. Thank you Amelia! Even though we have never met, I just pictured you with tears as God ministered to you through Mary!!! How wonderful!

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  4. Dear Juana and Mary,
    I am so blessed to see this and also wish that I could have been there to hear this favorite hymn with you in person. Mary has a sweet spirit, and her words that God got a standing ovation really shows her heart attitude! may the Lord continue to pour out His grace and blessing upon you, Mary, and your whole family this new year!.
    I am just now getting back with you after the holidays...we've been taking a little vacation from all but the blog. To God be the glory!!

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