Day 18

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Abbey of Gethsemani

I have an app on my Iphone that is one of my daily devotionals  The app is Pray As You Go.  The app site is administered by Jesuits in Ireland.  The site offers a devotional every weekday and once on weekends. When you listen to the app, you first hear a bell or chime.  Then a musical offering is played which relates to the scripoture text for the day. This is followed by the scripture reading.  The speaker then gives several suggestions of ways you can pray in accordance with the biblical text.  This is followed by one more reading of  God’s Word and the devotional ends with a Benediction.

Today’s music was a song and an artist I had never heard before.  The song was Surrender and the singer was Karen Money.  The words to the song are:

I surrender all to You
The past the years to come right now
With every breath I bring to You
My hopes and fears and long discarded dreams
Take them from my trembling hands
Before I lose my nerve and change my mind
Tear to shreds my safety net
And rip up every back up plan I make

If I could only see Your face
I would never hesitate
I’d give my all to You
Through I do not see You now
I will turn my back on every doubt
And I am going to trust that You
In Your own time will work it out

If I could only see Your face
Empty hands bring peace of mind
Your burden is far lightertan my own
And every step I take to You
Leads me ever closer still to home.

Thank you Karen Money for bringing me closer to home.

I count it all joy,

Pastor Vallerie

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