COVENANT WITH GOD
"I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth." - Genesis 9:13
Witness God's covenant with us through this beautiful hymn and accompanying lyrics.
COVENANT HYMN LYRICS (by Rory Cooney)
Wherever you go, I will follow,
Wherever you live is my home.
Though days be of blessing or sorrow,
Though house be of canvas or stone,
Though Eden be lost to the past,
Though mountains before us be vast,
Wherever you go, I am with you.
I never will leave you alone.
Whatever you dream, I am with you,
When stars call your name in the night.
Though shadows and mist cloud the future,
Together we bear there a light.
Like Abram and Sarah we stand,
With only a promise in hand.
But lead where you dream: I will follow.
To dream with you is my delight.
And though you should fall, you will find me,
When no other friend can you claim,
When foes beat you down or betray you,
And others desert you in shame.
When home and dreams aren’t enough,
And you run away from my love,
I’ll raise you from where you have fallen.
"Faithful to you" is my name.
Wherever you die, I will be there
To sing you to sleep with a psalm,
To soothe you with tales of our journey,
Your fears and your doubts I will calm.
We’ll live when journeys are done
Forever in mem’ry as one.
And we will be buried together,
And waken to greet a new dawn.
Wherever you go, I will follow.
Behold! The horizon shines clear.
The possible gleams like a city:
Together we’ve nothing to fear.
So speak with words bold and true
The message my heart speaks to you.
You won’t be alone, I have promised.
Wherever you go, I am here.
Copyright © 1992 GIA Publications. All rights reserved.
Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash
SMOOTH AS GLASS
The lake was so calm. The wind was so still. There wasn't a ripple in the water. "Smooth as glass" we call it.
With all the turmoil, stress and anxiety in our life and throughout the world, it's no wonder that we find it difficult to feel much serenity and peace.
It's time to take charge of your emotional and spiritual life again. Find an outlet to let your mind roam free: a stroll in the park, a bicycle ride, a slow rowboat cruise with nature. It's time to let your feelings run "smooth as glass."
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference, living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; taking this world as it is and not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen." − Reinhold Niebuhr
TAGS: Prayer, Reflection
"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."