Thursday, October 14, 2010
Brethren, We Have Met to Worship
On our trip up north to visit our daughter; we also had the wonderful privilege of attending her church...and not only that, her dad was asked to take one of the Sunday services. What a wonderful open door to share in the fellowship of God's work in another town...another likeminded church...another labour of Grace!
My daughter and her dad sang a special together..."IT IS FINISHED"
Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant. Psalm 135:3
The Pastor of her church...excellent PREACHING...reminded us of HOME. What joy when the brethren dwell together in unity...Preaching the same Truth's of the BLESSED KING JAMES BIBLE!
BEHOLD, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down the skirts of his garments:
As the dew of Hermon and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion; for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. Psalm 133
I'm amazed how visiting different churches around the country..you always seem to find one or two people that resembles one dear to your heart..back HOME!
We felt so welcomed...and so a part of their FELLOWSHIP!
Then on our way home as previously mentioned in my last post...the wonderful FELLOWSHIP of dear Christians in their home...might as well have been church; as we shared testimonies of GOD's GRACE and just WORSHIPPED the LORD in praising HIS work in our lives.
Brethren, We have Met to Worship
Brethren we have met to worship And adore the Lord our God
Will you pray with all your power, While we try to preach the Word?
All is vain unless the Spirit Of the Holy One comes down
Brethren pray and holy manna Will be showered all around.
George Atkins, 19th Century
And..it surely was sweet manna as we listened to my daughter's Pastor Preach THE WORD...as we listened to brethren sing special songs on their hearts and share testimonies.
How thankful and full of joy was my heart..when my young grand daughter raised her little hand and told how THANKFUL she was to God for bringing her Nana and Papa safely to visit! Then the following Sunday before my husband preached..my eldest grandson testified of the ENCOURAGEMENT we were to him during our visit. PRAISE GOD!
Then my heart wanted to sing as we parted...
God Be with You
God be with you till we meet again..By His counsels guide uphold you
With his sheep securely fold you
God be with you till we meet again
Till we meet...till we meet
Till we meet at Jesus feet
Till we meet...till we meet
God be with you till we meet again.
Jeremiah E. Rankin, 1828-1904
There is a hymn to fit EVERY area of our lives...to sing praises to GOD ...to reflect on HIS goodness...to sing of his mercies...it goes on and on...
and to these dear Brethren...our friends...
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.