Psalm: 51
Old Testament: Jeremiah 12:1-6
New Testament: Philippians 3:1-14

I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. (Phil 3:10-12)

Today, we find ourselves one day closer to the Cross of Calvary. Today Paul reminds us that we are called to enjoin our sufferings to Christ…not in the hopes that we might accomplish anything on our own….but in the hope that God will indeed heal us and make us whole.

This past week I heard a hymn composed by one of the parishoners at Bishop Cronyn church that speaks of that kind of struggle and hope. It is called “In Your Footsteps Lord” composed by Pat Sealy and put to music by Benjamin Dyck (also a member of the parish ๐Ÿ™‚ )….

Pat was inspired to write this hymn after her battle with breast cancer. Through incredible strength, perseverance and Grace she was able to see the Gospel in a whole new way…..and it is in that Spirit that I share this hymn with you now.

In your footsteps Lord, Guide me through the wilderness
Temptation beckons me astray, and fears devour my rest

Chorus: I hear you my beloved child, come take me by the hand. We’ll be together hearts entwined, I’ll lead you to the promised land. I’ll lead you to the promised land.

In your footsteps Lord, Sustain me with your bread and wine.
O help me never to betray, to face my trials in time. Chorus

In your footsteps Lord, Support me while I take my cross,
The sword that pierces through my side, shows me my life is lost. Chorus

In your footsteps Lord, I feel the darkness of the tomb.
O heal the brokenness within, reborn within your womb. Chorus

In your footsteps Lord, move the limbs beneath the shroud,
and fill me with your living breath, to speak your name aloud. Chorus

In your footsteps Lord, move away the heavy stone.
And let the hope of Easter say, through grace we’re not alone. Chorus

In your footsteps Lord, give me strength to live each day.
And let me be a shepherd now, to show your Gracious way.

May this hymn inspire you and may the Spirit help you to know that we never walk alone. God bless all of you in this most holy week of the year. ๐Ÿ™‚ +

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