I am the Way, the Truth and the Life - Jesus
There is something unique in the way God uses music, tunes (songs/hymns) and lyrics to move our emotions. For me, music has contributed immensely to my own spiritual formation, expecially early on in my new life as a disciple of Jesus. As I sang songs of the time (Dave and Dale Garrick’s ‘Scripture in Song’ in particular), there was so much I learned about God from the lyrics and it found a place in my heart. I often would burst out singing and have found this a tonic to my spirit. I feel the joy of the Lord as the lyrics are spoken and sung. One such song is the hymn “Great is thy faithfulness” composed by Thomas O. Chisholm in 1923 about God's faithfulness over his lifetime.
In an article written by: Connie Ruth Christiansen she noted Thomas Obadiah Chisolm (1866-1960) had a difficult early adult life. His health was so fragile that there were periods of time when he was confined to bed, unable to work. Between bouts of illness he would have to push himself to put in extra hours at various jobs in order to make ends meet. After coming to Christ at age 27, Thomas found great comfort in the Scriptures, and in the fact that God was faithful to be his strength in time of illness and weakness, and to provide his needs. Lamentations 3:22-23 was one of his favorite scriptures: “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.”
Have a great week! See you Saturday and Sunday………..
Mercy, love and peace be yours in abundance
Rev Enosa Auva’a
Author: Rev Enosa Auva'a
Date Published: July 2022