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What a friend my daughter has in Jesus!

My daughter came up to me and said she had written something for me to post on here, i said if she wrote anything that i could post, I would post it

I have two bffs but really there is one friend that should have everyone as a friend because he is our creator! so if you’re in need of a friend, ask Jesus, he will be your friend past death! basically for eternity and if you tell him to help with your painful lives so he can really do that, so if want to know more about Jesus go to church

Need i say any more!

He brought me to his banqueting table

He brought me to his banqueting table

He brought me to his banqueting table

And His banner over me is love

I am my beloved’s and He is mine
Yes, I am my beloved’s and He is mine

And His banner over me is love
Yes, His banner over me is love

And we can feel the love of God in this place
We believe your goodness we receive Your grace
We delight ourselves at Your table, oh God
You do all things well, just look at our lives

I have sentimental feelings about this song because it was the first song I ever played drums to whilst in a church band, I was about 10 or so, however it is one of those songs that I love but have never really taken on board what I am singing!

The one line that I always did understand was the last one but I always felt weird singing ” You do all things well, just look at our lives”. This is because God created me and everything around me is amazing, I try to appreciate it when I remember to but I know for a fact that sometimes I look at myself and see a mess & a failure!

It reminds me of when we have an issue with a computer or a car etc, and we meet someone who can help, we say to them “O, you might be able to help me, my …… is playing up, could you look at it?” What we really mean is can you fix the problem.  When we sing that song, what do we mean, do we

  • Want God to “look at our lives” and fix them?
  • Want God to look at our lives- because we think we are perfect?
  • Want God to look at our lives and be “well pleased” as we are his children, sons and heirs.
  • Not want God to look at our lives, because we feel we have “really messed up this time!”

If you are anything like  me, you might go through a gamut of emotions, and feel similar to those at different times in your life, I don’t think I am perfect (and have been told that I am not), I know my failings and am still discovering what I am and am not capable of doing.  I always surprise myself with the amount of things I can do, and I need to remember that “I can do all things with Christ who strengthens me“.

I love the imagery of a Banqueting table, well I am a male and I love food, so not a surprise! But imagine it, every believer who has made the commitment to follow christ and has “died to their old self” through Baptism will be sitting round an enormous table enjoying each others “fellowship”, I am not keen on buffets so hopefully for my sons sake there will be a train carrying the food all the way round to each person!

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