Words of reassurance. Songs of hope and inspiration. The GreatOutDoors.
In times that are tumultuous, uncertain and challenging. Words walk with us. May these words in the post, the words of Scripture, the words in music walk with you as we walk alongside one another this week.
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
3 though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult
Random and intentional acts of kindness. Front door drop-offs of kindness, connection, and love. FaceTime and Zoom connections to “see” one another and keep one another safe.
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns.
Learning new ways to love, to serve and to grow- together we get to worship God. This past weekend we got to hear a song performed by our own Apostle’s Creed entitled Trust in You. That is both the gift and the challenge~ now ~to trust. To trust even when... (you fill in the blank). Psalm 46 is a psalm of trust that the God of Jacob is our refuge.
6 The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
8 Come, behold the works of the Lord; see what desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire.
God is not limited by our imagination. God’s love is not dependent upon our belief. In the quiet and contemplation we consent to being in the presence of the Ever-Present Creator. Be Still.
10 "Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth."
11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
The Lord of hosts is our refuge and our strength. Forever and ever. Amen