THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Suggested Reading: 2 Kings 3
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Key Verse: 2 Kings 3:15
But now bring me a musician.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I sing unto You “a new song.” I pray for Your Holy Spirit to fill me with the refreshing water of life. You said, Lord Jesus, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink” (John 7:37). I’m doing that just now as I worship You. My spiritual thirst is being quenched. Thank You Jesus!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I’m blessed to support several missions projects. “Streams in the Desert” is one where, in the Turkana area of Northern Kenya, drought is cyclical. Crossroads, through people here in the west, you and me, is drilling wells, supplying electricity through solar cells to operate the pumps which are pouring water onto a dry, thirsty land. One thousand families are now beginning to benefit from this labour of love (Check out the project – click here).
Today, we’re celebrating mothers! I’ve been so very blessed by the music of the mother of my four children. In the first two churches I pastored, she played piano or organ Sunday a.m., Sunday p.m. and Wednesday night services, 1958 – 1964. Just yesterday I was reading my diary from January 2, 1963. Here’s some of what I read: “We measured the children and weighed them. Elaine, 3′ 5″ and 40 lbs – Ellen, 3′ and 30 lbs – Reynold 2′ 8” and 29 lbs. Norma-Jean is 3 and 1/2 months pregnant and weighs ??? (I’m being careful here). I love you, mother of my children. X0 X0! Ron arrived on May 29th, 1963, in the Deep River hospital. Ann, the mother of Ron’s three children, also gave birth to their daughter Andrea on May 29th, 1986. Ron and Ann will be in Oklahoma this May 29th, where Andrea, now married to Rev. Jason Patterson, is a PhD student and is a new mother herself.
Happy Mother’s Day to all you who have biological children and all women who celebrate the greatest motherhood of all and are spiritual mothers to children everywhere.
Yours because of “MOTHERS,”
P.S. Here’s a link I found on You Tube to a beautiful rendition of “Sing Unto the Lord” by a lovely couple. I believe they are from India (click here). You may have to endure an automobile commercial before the song, but it’s worth waiting for.