Archive | March 2020

In His Time

In His Time

In His time, in His time,
He makes all things beautiful in His time.
Lord, please show me every day,
As You’re teaching me Your way,
That You do just what You say, in Your time.

In Your time, in Your time,
You make all things beautiful in Your time.
Lord, my life to You I bring.
May each song I have to sing
Be to You a lovely thing, in Your time.

Lyrics: Diane Ball
Audio: Stephen Sollars
Photo: Marge McCoy

it’s worth it!

On a recent trip to California my sister, brother in law and I decided to take a hike and have a picnic lunch on Mt. Tamalpais. We had heard the view was beautiful but we did not know the hike would be as steep as it was. At one point I slipped, scuffed my elbow, dropped my water bottle and saw part of our lunch slide down the hill. My sister and I thought about giving up and turning back. My brother in law wanted to keep going. We stopped to catch our breath and told him to go on ahead and let us know if the hike was going to be worth it. As he kept climbing I scooted back down and got my water and our lunch items. After a short time we heard him call down to us, “Keep coming. It’s worth it!” So my sister and got our footing and carefully continued the steep climb. His encouragement and knowing something beautiful was ahead propelled us on. We were so glad we completed the hike. The view was breathtaking. We could see the San Francisco Bay area off to the left and the Pacific Ocean ahead and to the right. As I looked at the beauty before me a calmness filled my soul. It was a special moment that I will not forget. All three of us felt like we were having a picnic on top of the world.

Sometimes in our Christian walk the climb gets steep and we lose our footing. We may even stumble and slide back a little bit. We wonder if we can keep going but then someone comes along to offer encouragement or to remind us not to give up. Christian brothers and sisters help us refocus and remind us that It’s worth it!

Hebrews 10:35-36 also reminds us to Keep going with these words: “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”

Keep Going My Friends . . .It’s Worth It!
Devotion and Photo: Marge McCoy

Amid the Trials That I Meet

Amid the Trials That I Meet

Amid the trials that I meet,
Amid the thorns that pierce my feet,
One thought remains supremely sweet—
Thou thinkest, Lord, of me!

Thou thinkest, Lord, of me!
Thou thinkest, Lord, of me!
What need I fear when Thou art near,
And thinkest, Lord, of me!

The cares of life come thronging fast,
Upon my soul their shadows cast;
Their gloom reminds my heart at last
Thou thinkest, Lord, of me!

Let shadows come, let shadows go,
Let life be bright, or dark with woe,
I am content, for this I know
Thou thinkest, Lord, of me!

Lyrics:E. D. Mund
Music:Edmund Simon Lorenz (1854-1942)
Photo: Bri Laycock