Today at church we witness the baptism of a family. It’s always really neat to see baptism, and be a part of that sacrament – but today it was older kids, not infants. They knew a bit of why they were there, having water placed on their heads in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Their parents had trusted in Jehovah to guide them – and now they will be endeavoring more so to help their kids look for the same guidance.
Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but Thou art mighty;
Hold me with Thy powerful hand.
Bread of heaven,
Feed me now and evermore.
2. Open now the crystal fountain,
Whence the healing waters flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through.
Be Thou still my Strength and Shield.
3. When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell’s destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan’s side.
Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee.
When we are weak, He is mighty. When we find ourselves in barren land, He is our crystal fountain. Death and anxious fears have no grip on us anymore.
How beautiful a thought is it that, though we may be surrounded by evil which wishes harm on us He is ever there guarding us as only He can? When we need Him, He is there – like the fiery pillar – to give us what we need. Not necessarily what we want, or what we think we need. But what we actually need.
Temptations will abound, and circumstances will try to drown His Word, and His Truth, out. But we must sing His songs of praises to ourselves, quietly reminding ourselves of His goodness. And when things get really rough, we need to sing those songs of praises loud, with vigor and strength!
Remember that He would fashioned the universe with but a word also cares for us, His children! And if that concept seems strange to you, please reach out, and I’ll try my best to make sense of it!
Have a great Sabbath everyone!