Sent on behalf of SL Chris Coxon:
It’s Tuesday and that means normally we would meet together at 8pm for songster practice. However these are not normal times and for the foreseeable future we are prevented from doing so. But I believe in these uncertain and difficult days, more than ever we need to allow God to speak to our hearts through the words and music that we sing, as he so often does in songster practice!
So for the next few minutes let’s connect with each other and either sing along or just listen to these songs and allow God to touch your hearts through the music.
You are the light https://youtu.be/aiLdj4dCwPo
Shine on us https://youtu.be/ruKpBozD-ok
Part the waters https://youtu.be/CnfLYh4wcF8
So those are just three of many favourite songs of mine. Feel free to suggest some of your own favourites for next week’s practice or even you favourite bible verses!
‘ Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name; you are mine.
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.’
Isaiah 43 v1-3
To conclude, let’s spend a few moments thinking about the people past and present who are connected with our church family here at Rock Ferry, in particular the members of our songster brigade who we would normally be able to meet up with every week. Over the coming weeks we cannot meet each other but we can pray for each other by name.
Father God, we thank you for your gift of music and the way you speak through it to encourage us and help us to feel connected with each other. Help us each to experience a real sense of your presence and your peace to sustain us through these difficult and uncertain days. Increase our faith and our trust and bless each person whose name we have brought before you. We ask these things in your precious name,
‘Never doubt in the dark what God has shown you in the light’