“For God So Loved the World” - Taryn Harbridge

Take 4 minutes and simply breathe in this stunning video entitled “For God So Loved the World,” by Taryn Harbridge. It will be time well spent!

Taryn Harbridge is a Christian musician and video creator, having taught herself to arrange, perform, film, and edit, along with all the other steps involved in bringing her affirming videos to viewers. Her primary instrument is the violin, but her primary purpose is to glorify God through her work and ministry. If you haven’t heard of Taryn, learn a little bit more about this God-driven artist on her website

For now, just watch as Taryn explains the truth of the gospel with carefully selected scripture. 

The video is set in a serene forest. Snow gently falls, but there is already a light, white covering on the earth and trees. Everything is still. Verses from the book of Luke appear, telling the story of shepherds frightened by an angel. They learn that the angel brings news of great joy; a Savior has been born. Taryn, dressed in white warmth, appears in the frame looking upward as that message rests for a few moments. 

We are shown a gently-flowing river within the forest, and passages from Isaiah point to the prophecy of the birth of Jesus and that He will be called “Prince of Peace.” Taryn spins around in delight. This is the physical reflection of the inexplicable happiness that He brought to His people.  

At 2:00 minutes, there is a shift. The song changes, and an instrumental version of “Jesus Loves Me” begins. Scriptures from John remind us that God sent His Son to die so that we might be saved. Taryn stands on a high rock in the river bed and reaches upward, as if asking to receive His light and love. And, the final verse affirms that this is exactly what we must do to become children of God. 

Taryn has created a stunning video, with splendid images and lovely music, that tells the truth of God’s word in four short minutes. However, unlike those with quick glimpses and flashing images, her video forces us to pause and reflect on each frame. 

Slowing down and being, listening, absorbing, and soaking in is hard! However, whether the season is winter or warm, taking time to do so while in worship or in prayer is important to do! 

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—” John 1:12

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