Since this whole week Facebook has been showing me memories of my second trip to Israel in 2015, I’d like to start today’s worship resources with this selection from Hillsong UNITED’s album “Of Dirt and Grace – Live from the Land.” This is the album they recorded live at significant locations in the Holy Land. This song is called “Rule” and invites Jesus to “be the love casting out all fear – let Your love rule the atmosphere.” It was recorded at the ruins of the Ahava factory on the shores of the Dead Sea (sink holes have formed around the Dead Sea, and one famously swallowed the Ahava cosmetics factory a number of years ago):
This lovely reminder about how to pray:
This free resource poster of Isaiah 40:28-29 from illustratedministry.com, which is a great companion verse to tomorrow’s sermon, and reads:
“28Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.”
This gorgeous song, entitled “Dawn” by Rebecca St. James (featuring Luke from For King and Country), which speaks to me of how many of us are feeling right now – tired of this pandemic, tired of feeling like there is no end in sight. The solution, of course, is to be held by God’s love, to allow him to lift and heal our hearts:
This lovely reminder about courage from none other than Billy Graham:
Until tomorrow, dear friends, may these resources help you prepare your hearts for worship!