1 April 2022
It will be great to be with you this incredible Sunday morning. If you are with us in real life this week, you will notice everything is different. I hope you get to enjoy it.
In my devotions this week I was reintroduced to a classic old song:
Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heav’n and home;
When Jesus is my portion, My constant Friend is He.
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
I sing because I’m happy, and I sing because I’m free.
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He cares for me.
(Civilla D. Martin, 1905)
I wonder how many of you started singing it? It truly is a great song. In many of the Psalms, we can see its truth:
Lord, you are my portion
and my cup of blessing;
you hold my future.
The boundary lines have fallen for me
in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
I will bless the Lord who counsels me —
even at night when my thoughts trouble me.
I always let the Lord guide me.
Because he is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad
and my whole being rejoices;
my body also rests securely.
Psalms 16:5-9 CSB
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart,
my portion forever.
Psalms 73:26 CSB
Today, I pray that God is the strength of your heart and your portion.