IT TAKES HOURS OF PRACTICE
It didn’t happen by itself.
It came about with collaboration and cooperation.
Isn’t that how most worthwhile stuff happens?
WHEN ONLY YOU CARE
“Be Still My Soul” is sung in the USA because three people from three different countries worked not together but separately.
Katharina von Schlegel, in 1752, wrote the words to the hymn in German.
A hundred years later, in 1855, Jane Borthwick translated the words into English.
And last of all Finland’s great composer Jean Sibelius contributed the final part in 1899. One movement of his “Finlandia” became the tune.
The theme of “Be Still My Soul” touches on these truths
1. God hasn’t abandoned you.
2. No matter what your grief or pain keep on trusting God. (Even when it doesn’t seem like God is in control)
3. One-day fear and grief will be dead.
So today, let God touch your faith.
KEEP IN MIND
God’s Holy Spirit does things differently than we do.
Time isn’t bothersome for God.
Avoid thinking only temporarily.
The temporary is temporary.
God IS IN the temporary but IS ABLE to view the eternity for our good.
Those times when we cry “Help me!” (Perhaps you aren’t here but maybe someone you love or know needs your smile or compassionate pat.
Sing to them “Be Still.”
STRUGGLE RESULTS IN REWARDS
Think about this: You are God’s music.
You’re heard all over your world.
(Make worthwhile music) Someone will appreciate you.