God with us on 10.28.12
Our hope for this worship experience was simple. Remind ourselves…better yet…create space for God to remind us that God is with us. It’s a simple idea that is more easily understood than it is experienced.
We began with an energetic song (Happy Day) and then flowed into a series of songs to serve as a reminder of a God who is with us and always desires to draw nearer to us (You’ll Come, Peace, With Me, You Never Let Go).
I shared a story about a song that I wrote – one that I intended to be a private song – that has regularly served as a reminder of God’s presence. Our live experience including a moving spoken word piece by Sharon. We’ve attached a demo of the song here if you’d like to hear it again (I’m afraid it’s without the spoken word)
I hope and pray that this weekend was a reminder that God is Emmanuel – God with us – and that he will never leave us nor forsake us.
Beyond this weekend, if you’re looking ways to go deeper in how to experience the presence of God all throughout your day, I’d recommend a short simple book called The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence. It’s a centuries old book with a whole lot of wisdom that is just as apropos today…perhaps even more so.
God is with you today and always,