What struck me most from today’s readings was the Gospel verse:
The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower;
all who come to him will live for ever.
It drew my thoughts to this song – Speak O Lord.
Speak, O Lord, as we come to You
To receive the food of your holy word.
Take Your truth, plant it deep in us;
Shape and fashion us in Your likeness,
That the light of Christ might be seen today
In our acts of love and our deeds of faith.
Speak, O Lord, and fulfil in us
All Your purposes, for Your glory.
Teach us Lord full obedience,
Holy reverence, true humility.
Test our thoughts and our attitudes
In the radiance of Your purity.
Cause our faith to rise
Cause our eyes to see,
Your majestic love and authority.
Words of power that can never fail;
Let their truth prevail over unbelief.
Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds;
Help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us.
Truths unchanged from the dawn of time,
That will echo down through eternity.
And by grace we’ll stand on Your promises;
And by faith we’ll walk as You walk with us.
Speak, O Lord, ’til your church is built
And the earth is filled with Your glory.
Stuart Townend & Keith GettyCopyright © 2005 Thankyou Music (Adm. by CapitolCMGPublishing.com excl. UK & Europe, adm. by Integrity Music, part of the David C Cook family, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Today’s station, Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus , calls us to service in Christ again.
That one little Gospel verse led me to that one beautiful song. That one little station asks me to put that song into action. If we do anything today, let us open our ears to God’s word and open our hearts to God’s grace. Speak, O Lord, ’til your church is built and the earth is filled with Your glory. AMEN.