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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

A Melody of Misfortune

The growing pandemic is causing a shift in our lives each and every day. Right now, more than ever we need a calming, reassuring word from the Lord. From Psalm 46: 1-3 the pastor preaches a sermon that engenders courage and pulls us back to center. How we are able to remain calm as this invisible enemy creeps across our nation? This passage of scripture gives us several clues.

Because God is our refuge, he will always protect us and give us shelter. In our hiding place we rest while dangers seen and unseen pass us over. In our quiet shelter we have an opportunity for greater introspection, prayer, and drawing nearer to him. As we draw him nearer, we can learn how to be of greater service in his earthly kingdom.

Have you ever noticed the calm demeanor of the strong even as vicious storms arise? They are strong because they know their strength comes from on High. God is our strength. We can draw on his strength and rest assured that he will see us through. In our weakness he makes us strong. The scripture tells us that God is a very present help in the time of trouble. We know this to be true by our own experience. Hasn’t he seen you through tough economic times, illness, weariness and uncertainty? Recall when God made a way out of no way. Though we may sometimes feel fearful, be very sure that God is able.

Sopranos sing melodies so sweet that we listen raptly to their soothing voices. But even the purest soprano is no match for the most magnificent melody maker of all. Our Lord’s infinite melody calms our spirits and allows us to live fearlessly as we weather this ominous, transforming time. His melody gives us peace, brings us together, and we can be, still.
Duration:25 mins 2 secs

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1601 South 13th Road
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