Songs at Daybreak

LifeLink Devotional

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Philippians 4:5 The Lord is near.

1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is near. Therefore, be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.

I awoke early this morning to the sound of birds welcoming the new day with their beautiful songs. There was cheering in their chirping as they announced to me that the sun was about to rise. As I lay in bed and watched the sky begin to brighten I thought of the beautiful songs my mom used to sing. I wish I could be there to hear her singing before the throne of God as she praises her Savior. She always sang songs for her Savior, but now she is doing it face to face.

In the last few years of my mom’s life, she learned a new song that became her favorite. It was the theme of her life. I had the wonderful privilege of introducing this song to her when I sang it in her church while she was in the audience. She asked me for the words and music so she could adopt it as her favorite expression of her love for Jesus.  It was our common bond of praise and adoration of our Lord. I will always cherish it. Here are the words:

He promised us that He would be a counselor
A Mighty God and the Prince of Peace
He promised us that He would be a Father
And that He would love us with a love that would not cease.

Well, I tried Him and I found His promises are true
He’s everything He said that He would be.
The finest words I know could not begin to tell
Just what Jesus really means to me.

For He’s more wonderful than my mind can conceive
He’s more wonderful than my heart can believe
He goes beyond my highest hopes and fondest dreams.
He’s everything that my soul ever longed for
Everything He’s promised and so much more
More than amazing, more than marvelous
More than miraculous could ever be
He’s more than wonderful, that’s what Jesus is to me.
I stand amazed when I think that the King of glory
Should come to dwell within the heart of man
I marvel just to know He really loves me
When I think of who He is, and who I am.

For He’s more wonderful than my mind can conceive
He’s more wonderful than my heart can believe
He goes beyond my highest hopes and fondest dreams.
He’s everything that my soul ever longed for
Everything He’s promised and so much more
More than amazing, more than marvelous,
More than miraculous could ever be
He’s more than wonderful, that’s what Jesus is to me.

We should all have a song that we sing every morning to announce the beginning of a new day and the soon approaching rising of the Son. He is near, and when He returns there will be no more night. What song of praise to your Savior will you sing to begin your eternal day?

Pastor John

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