Sunday, April 17, 2016

Nearer...

Today, is a day of worship.  Just like I mention every SONday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL). 

Even though I go to worship in spirit and in truth.  I usually let you know I worship through music, as well.

As I mentioned in yesterday's LwL entry, a hymn truly touched my heart.  And, brought tears to my eyes. 

Why?

Because it was the last piece of music played by musicians and sung by people aboard the RMS Titanic, that sunk on April 15, 1912.

Titanic was a ship that my Irish granny was supposed to come overseas on, from Ireland.  But, she missed the Titanic and had to come later, on a different ship.

The hymn was a Christian hymn by Sarah Flower Adams and is entitled, Nearer, My God, to Thee.  Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJd4923hUB0.  The lyrics are below.

Nearer, My God, to Thee

Nearer, My God to Thee,
Nearer to Thee,
Even though it be a cross,
That raiseth me...

Still, all my song shall be,
Nearer, My God to Thee,
Nearer, My God to Thee,
Nearer to Thee...

Though like the wanderer,
The sun gone down,
Darkness be over me,
My rest a stone...

Yet in my dreams I'll be,
Nearer, My God to Thee,
Nearer, My God to Thee,
Nearer to Thee...

There let the way appear,
Steps unto Heaven,
All that thou sendest me,
In mercy given!

Angels to beckon me,
Nearer, My God to Thee,
Nearer, My God to Thee,
Nearer to Thee...


Or, if on joyful wing,
Cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon and stars forgot,
Upwards I fly.

Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, My God to Thee,
Nearer, My God to Thee,
Nearer God to Thee...


Not only did this touch my heart for the reason I just told you about.  But, there's also another reason.

You see, I feel that had my Irish granny died, I would not be alive.  I believe this is why God allowed my granny to miss the ship and not sink with it.

He has His plans.  He knows who He wants to live.  And, I believe He wanted me to live.

Why?

Mainly due to the work I do for Him.  Always.

After all, He wants us to do what He has commanded us to do.

Just as we read, in Mark 16:15, "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."

Yes, we are to preach the gospel to all the creatures of the world. 

Just as I try to do, through my blog entries, here on Life with Lynnie.  Plus, what I do on Facebook (FB).  And, what I do whenever the door opens for me to speak with people.

My friend, if you belong to Him, please do as He commands you to do.  You'll be blessed.


Until next time...

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