Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sweet...

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know how at the end of the worship service on New Year's Eve at First Baptist Church, on Mercer St., in Windsor, we sang a hymn.

The hymn was by William W. Walford and is entitled, Sweet Hour of Prayer.  Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg282my5QyU.  The lyrics are below.

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer!
That calls me from a world of care,
And bids me at my Father’s throne
Make all my wants and wishes known.
In seasons of distress and grief,
My soul has often found relief
And oft escaped the tempter’s snare
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer!
The joys I feel, the bliss I share,
Of those whose anxious spirits burn
With strong desires for thy return!
With such I hasten to the place
Where God my Savior shows His face,
And gladly take my station there,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer!
Thy wings shall my petition bear
To Him whose truth and faithfulness
Engage the waiting soul to bless.
And since He bids me seek His face,
Believe His Word and trust His grace,
I’ll cast on Him my every care,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer!
May I thy consolation share,
Till, from Mount Pisgah’s lofty height,
I view my home and take my flight:
This robe of flesh I’ll drop and rise
To seize the everlasting prize;
And shout, while passing through the air,
“Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of prayer!”

Just as the lyrics tell us, in our sweet hour of prayer, God provides for us.  Just as He does, always.

In seasons of distress and grief, we find relief, by relying upon Him.

Even though we can sometimes become anxious about seeing Him, at times He reveals Himself to us enough to assist us in waiting upon Him.

Since He bids us to seek His face, believe His Word and trust His grace, those of us who believe upon Him, cast our every care, upon Him.

Eventually, for those of us who belong to Him, no matter where we are, we will view our home... heaven.  And, will take our flight, through the air, to be with Him.

All this, shall be in the twinkling of an eye.

Just as we read, in 1 Corinthians 15:52, "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."

Will this happen?  Yes, it will.

At least, it will for those who belong to Him.

Do you belong to Him?  Are you saved?  Are you trusting in our Lord, Jesus Christ, for your salvation?

If not, you will spend eternity in hell.  Separated from God.  With no chance of escape.

If you are trusting in our Lord, Jesus Christ for your salvation, you are saved.  And, you'll be changed as you are taken to Heaven, to be with Him.

For those of you who don't understand what this is, it may not be called this in the Bible.  But, in today's society, this is called... the rapture.

My friend, if we are both still here on earth and alive when this happens, and if we both belong to Him, I'll see you, then.  How sweet that will be!


Until next time...

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