It is Well With My Soul
“It is Well With My Soul”
Time for the Sermon Notes…
and as I post these, I remind myself
that I must continue to live in an attitude of gratitude
and a response of generosity,
faithfulness, obedience, and
In that effort, I must not just attend church
and take sermon notes,
but I must walk the talk!
as it lives and breathes in me
and as I exhibit it honestly to others.
Especially to the hurting,
and the downtrodden.
Lord Help me BE the Love!
Here are my sermon notes from today
– a reflection on Luke 8:26-39 –
as preached by Rev. Jean Johnson,
and interpreted by me…
Sometimes folks with illness
Are defined by what is wrong.
Haunted by their ailments,
They can’t join or go along.
They feel as if they may as well
Be dead … they’re barely alive…
So many problems – terrible issues;
They long to live and thrive.
People who ignore the sick ones
May think they’re doing what’s right,
But Jesus sees new life in them.
He heals them – so now their future’s bright.
But naming the nameless, and
Loving the loveless can bring fear.
People don’t know how to react
When the broken are filled with cheer.
Transformation can be scary.
Hope can be frightening to some.
But the ones who are held down
Can be freed when the Son says, “Come!”
Free in Christ, and healed by God,
The downtrodden can know new joy.
God doesn’t intend for us to dwell
In death, while alive. Fear’s a ploy.
Fear’s a ploy that shackles us;
It comes in many forms.
But God can bring new life to you.
Accept and proclaim it. His love transforms.
God blesses you!
Reach out to an ailing friend.
Bring God’s love to them.
Bring them joy without end.
See ya tomorrow!