I have a lot of favorites as far as hymns go but one that sticks out in my mine the most is:
Here I am Lord
Words and Music by Daniel L Schutte © 1981
Genesis 46:2
“And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night,
and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.”
I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin,
My hand will save.
Chorus
Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.
I, who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?


I, the Lord of snow and rain,
I have borne my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them.
They turn away.

Chorus
I will break their hearts of stone,
Give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my words to them.
Whom shall I send?
Chorus
I, the Lord of wind and flame,I will send the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them.
My hand will save.
Chorus
Finest bread I will provide,
Til their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them.
Whom shall I send?

This song especially sticks out for me as I was introduced to it about 12 years ago when Christ Church Inter’l went to India to minister for two weeks. It was the last song I heard before I was to board the plane to India with the team to go off to India. I had never been out of the country before and was just getting over a fear of flying. That was a good thing as we were in the air a lot.

There were many obstacles in the way of going and many conversations for and against the trip. There were many hurdles to go over even as the trip occurred. Never think that when you follow Jesus there won’t be a few obstacles and hurdles to overcome. Jesus is worth it all! In your work place you may find people who think they are against you but they are against what you stand for. Stand and with stand – Jesus did. He endured pain, taunting, spitting, whips, nails, torture, and death for each of us. Hopefully we will not have to endure all that He endured. What makes us think our journey of pray and praise for the Lord Jesus will be any different. Jesus in the above song and also in scripture extends HOPE to those who will come and a satisfaction that NO ONE can satisfy but HIM.

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