Here are a few resources to prepare your hearts for tomorrow’s worship. As always, I pray that God will speak to you personal as we gather (by digital means) in worship.

So, you could argue that this song isn’t worship. It could be a song of romance…that probably was the original intent (and certainly some of the lyrics lean that way, or don’t fit with what I’m about to say…). But I am always reminded of the Biblical phrase “the steadfast love of the Lord endures forever,” when I listen to it. I find myself comforted, as I listen and sing along, by knowing God is always there for me (for all of us). So I’m going to present it to you as what God sings over each of us “I’m forever on your side!” (Plus I can’t get enough of sharing one of my favourite bands, NEEDTOBREATHE) :

My friend Shelagh has been hard at work again this week, and one of the great things she’s done is directing this Leap of Faith Band version of Be Thou My Vision:

Here is a delightful link to an online colouring resource (you can also download and print a copy of this colouring page here):

http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/be-joyful-in-hope-patient-in-affliction-faithful-in-prayer?colore=online

And, finally, a couple of thoughts on worship from a couple of experts on the matter (Chris Tomlin is a writer and performer of contemporary worship music. John Ortberg is a Presbyterian minister, author and theologian.):

Until tomorrow, dear friends, may you know the wonder and gratitude of a life spent following Jesus; and may you know that God longs for your heart to be after (as in pursuing) Him.