by Shirlee Vandegrift
Father of All,
“All we have needed Thy hand hath provided. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.” So much of what stirs us in our time with You is found in music and lyrics such as these, written and composed by men and women who knew You and loved You. Their love was so great they couldn’t hide it. Whether they were singing of adoration, suffering, eternal life, hope, forgiveness, or numerous other subjects, they sang with deep feeling–feeling for You.
And we, who are also on the receiving end of their freely given musical gift, bow our heads in worship to You the Gift Giver. Thank You for everything You have showered upon us. We are grateful for it all. We come together today to say so. Those who have no hope look at us and wonder how we can sing with great joy in the midst of days that may be difficult. Oh God, Who hold us up when we sink, Who is present with us at all times, Who heals the sick and comforts the lonely, Who makes us laugh with delight at the world You made, we offer You our love and praise.
Now and forever,
Taken from A Month of Sundays, A Devotional by Shrilee A. Vandegrift