Who is the One for You?

My devotional reading this morning included these verses from Psalm 147:

“He heals the broken-hearted, and binds up their wounds.

He determines the number of stars, He gives to all of them their names.

This Psalm of praise reminded me of God’s power — in our lives and in the world.  God is the One we can turn to and trust because He is truly in control of everything.  Then the Keith Green song, You Are the One for Me, came to my mind.  Keith had a Jewish background and was raised in a Christian Scientist home.  He experimented with Eastern religions, but eventually came to know that Jesus Christ was the One for him.  He’s the One for you, too.  He’s the ruler of your life and the ruler of the world.

 

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Great Things Happen When God Mixes with Us

My post about the laity as a motley crew made me think about this song.  It’s one we often use on Lutheran Via De Cristo weekends and it reminds me that we don’t do anything in our own strength–it’s the power of God working with us, both lay people and pastors.  It’s composed by Carey Landry, who wrote other favorites such as Only A Shadow and Abba Father.  Once you get it in your head, you’ll be singing it all day!