Today’s Author: Deb Cordes

OK – I admit it, I LOVE to sing in church. The lyrics move me to better understand God in my life. The music stays with me long after the service is over. I often walk around humming songs. I cannot sing Silent Night, Amazing Grace, or Borning Cry without tearing up. Each song has a special story that I remember each time I hear it. 

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When my mom died, we said the Lord’s Prayer. She pulled me close and asked that I sing it to her. I did as softly as possible knowing this was her prayer. When I finished, I asked if she wanted anything else and she said no – just to rest. I knew, somehow, she felt at rest in God’s love. 

God finds us in unique ways. For some, it’s the forests up north or the quiet parks walked. Some see Him in the work they do or the volunteer activities. For others, it’s listening to the sermons or reading these devotions. God finds us. He touches us. He hears our deepest despairing or our songs of joy. He knows when to hold us close even if we’re sure He’s there. It is when I sing that I hear Him and feel Him most closely. Today may your song fill the air. 

Just a closer walk with thee, 
Jesus, grant my humble plea!
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be. 

I am weak but You are strong,
Jesus, keep my from all wrong,
I’ll be satisfied as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.

“Mid-week devotions are authored by members of our community.  If you are interested in creating a trio of reflections to be shared on an upcoming Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday contact Pastor Peter.