Today is a good day to remember. In the midst of much tragedy and suffering, we remember those who have lost their lives, those who have willingly sacrificed their lives, those who have spent their lives on something bigger than themselves. Sometimes I wonder if the loss of things and people we hold precious in this life is designed to reveal that there is Someone bigger than this life. Someone who will never leave. Someone who will be the rock on which we can stand and find security in the midst of the storms of this life.
This weekend, I’ll be directing a children’s program and I thought I would share with you one of the songs that I wrote to go along with our sea-faring Voyage theme:
In the Midst of the Storm
There are days, blessed days,
that are happy and bright,
when this life seems the best-
all is going right.
But the trouble will come
in this world, Jesus said,
so take heart, hear the truth,
In the midst of the storm, in the midst of the sea,
in the midst of the waves crashing down on me;
God is there in the night, God is there in the gale,
God is there when I fall down and when I fail.
He is real and He’s alive!
He is watching over me.
When I’m pressed on every side,
He will be my Rock and Peace.
[Here’s a link to a piano recording of the accompaniment and vocal parts. There’s a section where there are two parts going at once, so hopefully it won’t be too confusing…:-) ]
May you each have a very blessed Memorial Day!