Sunday, September 14, 2014

Here I Am, Lord...

Each SONday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I let you know that I am going to worship with my church family.  Today, is no different.  I'll be doing the same thing.

Like usual, I would like to post some music, for you to enjoy.

My blogger friend Alvin Rauh, who writes Simply Alvin, posted this hymn on Google+ a few days ago.  I enjoyed hearing the music.  And, the lyrics, also.

The hymn is by Dan Schutte, is sung by John Michael Talbot and is entitled, Here I am Lord...  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcxOkht8w7c#t=22.  The lyrics are below.
 
Here I am Lord

I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard My people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin,
My hand will save.
I who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear My light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if You lead me.
I will hold Your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them,
My hand will save
Finest bread I will provide,
Till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give My life to them,
Whom shall I send?

Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if You lead me.
I will hold Your people in my heart.


I will hold Your people in my heart.

While I don't know for certain, I believe that this hymn may have been based upon Isaiah 6:8, "Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me."

Just as the song lyrics and the Bible verse says, I say to my Lord, "Here am I; send me."

Looking back on my life, anyone might think that He has never sent me.  But, in my mind, He has.

Not the way most people think about, when they think of how the Lord sends people.  Not like missionaries, who travel to various parts of the world, to plant seeds for Christ.

Well, not on a permanent basis, to be sure. 

When my now deceased husband Gordon was alive, we did travel.  When we went places, we took tracts with us, so that we could give them out to people.  The language was based upon where we travelled to.

We also took New Testament Bibles with us.  And gave them to people.  Just as we did to a Muslim tour guide, in Morocco.

Since then, I haven't travelled much.  But, even being here at home with poor health and having several surgeries/operations over the past two (2) years, I've managed to do God's work, here on Life with Lynnie.

For this, I praise Him.  For He has provided a way for me to do His work, even in my ill health.  Hallelujah!


Until next time...

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