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A Weekly Word About Music and Worship

Every so often I find my life becoming more complex and covered with trivia (things that don’t really matter in the grand scheme). Either the phone is ringing too much, my “to do list” is out of control or interruptions are growing like weeds in my flower bed and my blooms that I have worked hard to cultivate are choking. I find a need to get back to the basics and simplify. I suppose we all are pulled various directions each day and week of our lives. We were on the right path, but when we take a moment to look up we realize we are wandering; tired and confused. Our faith walk can also become detoured and it is not always from what I would call bad things. We are trying to follow God’s leading but become overwhelmed. Our busy-ness in the Kingdom can sometimes be a treadmill experience and we grow weary. We need to pull back; back to the basics.

This Sunday we are singing a great “back to the basics” hymn. “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place”, by Eliza Edmunds Hewitt, is one of my favorite songs of testimony and praise that brings me back to the path; the Way. Ms. Hewitt, a Sunday School teacher and writer of thousands of poems, spent a large part of her life bedbound due to a spinal disease, but remained centered on her faith and her writing. There must have been a time of weariness in her life, when the Lord brought these words to her heart and pen. We can each be brought back from the confusions and distractions of this life when our faith finds that “resting place”.

The first verse and chorus of this rich poem reminds us of simple faith; unfettered by the entanglements of this life and the simplicity of the good news.

“My faith has found a resting place
Not in device nor creed;
I trust the Everliving One,
His wounds for me shall plead
I need no other argument,
I need no other plea;
It is enough that Jesus died
And that He died for me.

Sing with me,
John
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