Thursday, December 10, 2015

Purposeful Pilgrimage

"Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country... unto a land that I will shew thee:  and I will bless thee... and thou shalt be a blessing" (Genesis 12:1,2).  "Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage" (Psalm 119:54).  "The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it" (Proverbs 10:22).  "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth" (Romans 1:16).

There was a land the Lord would show
To Abram when he left his nation,
And now, in retrospect, we know
The purpose of his separation. 

The Lord had said he would be blest
And be a blessing with God's favor. 
We, too, are pilgrims with this quest
To bring the Gospel of our Savior. 

The Lord has cheered us with His song
As His salvation is proclaimed. 
Our pilgrimage shall not be long:
Be neither weary, nor ashamed! 

Our pilgrimage is purposeful,
O Lord, in every time and place
That You appoint a needy soul
To hear the Gospel of Your grace.  

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