Great Things

                 “When the LORD brought back the
the captivity of Zion,
we were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with
And our tongue with singing.
Then they said among the nations
The LORD has done great things for them.
The LORD has done great things for us,
Where of , we are glad.”   Psalm 126:1-3

Jesus came to set the captives free.

Lord, bring back our captivity that the nations may proclaim You have done great things for us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .


We who were captives
now released by the King

can’t help but laugh
and from our mouth’s sing.

Once led away to where
we weren’t meant to be

now our gladness testifies
“Look what He’s done for me.”









  1. This is may be my favorite (at least top 5) Psalm, and i love your take – our Gladness is a declaration of the great things He has done. – Love this!

  2. sorry about the dupe comment – my browser said it did not post the first time

  3. Yes and we should testify of that goodness every day – God is good!!

  4. Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  5. your poem is wonderful and I am so in love with the photo

  6. This posting reminds me of the need to look back at past blessings and receive strength and encouragement for the coming day. Thank you for the blessing Debbie.

  7. ~ Captives released by the King ~ singing songs of praise with you Deb. ~ God Bless You ~

  8. “…and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.” – Hebrews 2:15 …“Look what He’s done for me” …I Testify!

  9. No problem, Mr. Ben! Going through the Psalms has reminded me of why they are a favorite place to go to for so many, so often! Thank you and God bless you as you declare His goodness today!

  10. Amen Idaffin! So thankful for His goodness. God bless you and yours today!

  11. Thank you so much! God bless you muchly!

  12. Easy to get carried away bragging, boasting about all He’s done for me. May He bless you abundantly.

  13. ‘…now our gladness testifies
    “Look what He’s done for me.”’

    We look at the church of Acts and are amazed at what it accomplished. The growth it had without marketing, seminars, seminary training, and whatever. So how did the church move so fast from a few members to thousands in Jerusalem in a short period of time?

    The members told their testimonies to their neighbors, friends, and others, saying, “Look what He’s done for me. And He’ll do it for you, too.”

    Great great great post. After all the noogies Aub has received, does she still have hair on her head? If so, give her a Fighting Illini noogie with a Bradley University twist.

  14. It is a glory too deep for our intellect….too wide for our hearts…and beyond the power of any language to describe….and yet within so great a mystery is found the salvation of God.

    We have this idea that salvation is something done when we were 12 years old…. and now we have moved on to higher things. The Gospel is the “thing”…..a million years from now I will only be scratching the surface of the precious Gospel of Jesus Christ. I will never get my arms around it.

  15. laughing and singing over here … thank you so much for your encouragement through these wonderful poems!!!

  16. Love this Debbie!!! Like a dream, mouths filled with laughter!!! Yay!!!

  17. Thank you Deb for the wake up call to live with thanksgiving. Laughter, joy and singing out of an abundant heart filled with God’s blessings! Live joyously!

  18. Ohhh, i got goosebumps Debbie ! I love this reality! Remember ~Isaiah 50…. this is your destiny! He is your Bridegroom !

  19. So thankful for you, Terry, and God bless you! I have to find photos fast, so I’m blessed that it worked for you! 🙂

  20. I really need reminded of that looking back at blessings thing too, Pastor Rob. I don’t want to forget. Thank you and God bless you!

  21. I love it when you sing and praise! 🙂 God bless you, Deborah!

  22. So blessed as you testify!! God bless you bunches!

  23. I love your witness and testimony . .. and you. It is fact, what He has done and is yet to do. If you boast, you boast in Him . . .like Paul. God bless you now and always!

  24. it was a beautiful photo for sure

  25. Thank you and God bless you, Mr. Larry, as you share how they did it the old fashioned way! 🙂 We have not noogied off any hair yet, so heading over with those special ones now!

  26. Thank you, Ike, for sharing just how big a thing the Gospel is, that it is THE thing that we can only scratch the surface of. God bless you as you testify of His goodness today!

  27. I’m smiling as I think about you laughing and singing, Heidi! Yay Jesus! God bless you as you encourage us too!

  28. A good dream, Brook! God bless you and bring you laughter and joy to spread around!

  29. God bless you, Tom, for your great comment! I need awakened often and He is faithful to do it!

  30. Really beautiful, Debbie! Now you have me getting goosebumps! God bless you as others see all that He has done in you!

  31. actually that IS super funny … since on my spiritual gifts test music received a big fat 0 … but I think He doesn’t mind 🙂

  32. Not a bit! He is not interested in that test .. .just hears your beautiful heart! 🙂

  33. Debbie, “where we weren’t meant to be” reminds me to, indeed, be grateful for his deliverance…

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  34. What a great image for your thoughts. A great reminder to remember where we WERE, that we might celebrate where we ARE! 🙂

  35. I agree about the great image and about the idea of remembering captivity.

  36. Grateful along with you, Wendy, and for all the things He delivers me from each day. God bless you and yours!

  37. I really like that , Melody! You are so good at seeing the meat in a matter. Thank you and God bless you right where you are today!

  38. Thanks, Tammy, for your thoughts and God bless you as you remember!

  39. Oh Deb, I am so glad I read this! It explains so much. I know that before we are born again we are held captive by an earthly perspective. Then after we are born again we are able to see things in new ways and to both walk and rest in them. Yet even as Christians there is a type of captivity…two types.

    One is described in the 7th and 8th chapters of Romans:

    “18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

    19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

    20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

    21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.” Romans 8:18-21

    The other is about the fact that this world is not our home, and we at times get homesick:

    “13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

    14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

    15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

    16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.” Hebrews 11:13-16

    I know I shared an awful lot, but your post was like medicine to me…it reminded me of all of these things.


  40. That was very beautiful, Ike.

  41. I love it when you share from your overflowing heart, woman of the Word! And i also loved what you had to share, about there still being a captivity that we experience as Christians. Thank you so much!! Love you and God bless you as He always leads you on to Himself!

  42. Amen Deb – just look what the Lord has done for me –

    He healed my body
    He touched my mind
    He saved me just in time!
    I’m gonna praise His name
    Come on and praise Him,
    Look what the Lord has done!

    You made me sing…

    Love you,

  43. I know that song! Aubrey likes to sing it sometimes too! Thank you for sharing what He has done for you, dear Cheryl. It makes me sing too! Love you and God bless you!

  44. Great poem Debbie! God is good and blesses us much more than we deserve. 🙂
    God bless

  45. Your ‘simple poem’ (read words given by our gracious God) needs to be the theme song of every blood-bought, adopted child of the living God as we go about our daily lives, and as we encounter people who need the message . . .

    I was bound. Now I am free. Look at the One who has made me free. He will do the same for you if you look to Him.

  46. So true, Greg! Thanking Him for you tonight and praying that He bless you even more!

  47. I love how you put this, Mentor Angela .. how He will do the same for whoever comes to Him! Thank you and God bless you as you proclaim the great things He has done for you!

  48. 🙂

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