Sunday, 7 February 2016
Excerpt from The Message – Isaiah 58:6-9
This is the kind of fast day I’m after: to break the chains of injustice, get rid of exploitation in the workplace, free the oppressed, cancel debts. What I’m interested in seeing you do is sharing your food with the hungry, inviting the homeless poor into your homes, putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad, being available to your own families.
Do this and the lights will turn on, and your lives will turn around at once. Your righteousness will pave your way. The GOD of glory will secure your passage. Then when you pray, GOD will answer. You’ll call out for help and I’ll say, ‘Here I am.’
He who loves the Savior desires to grow in the Knowledge of Him; he cannot read or hear too much or too often concerning his great Redeemer.
A song written by Lincoln Brewster and Mia Fieldes:
The Power of Your Name
Surely children weren’t made for the street; And fathers were not made to leave; Surely this isn’t how it should be; Let Your kingdom come;
Surely nations were not made for war; Or the broken meant to be ignored; Surely this just can’t be what You saw; Let Your kingdom come;
Here in my heart; And I will live to carry Your compassion; To be Your hands and feet; And I will give with the life that I’ve been given; And go beyond religion; To see the world be changed; By the power of Your name; The power of Your name;
Surely life wasn’t made to regret; And the lost were not made to forget; Surely faith without action is dead; Let Your kingdom come;
Lord break this heart; And I will live to carry Your compassion; To love a world that’s broken; To be Your hands and feet; And I will live with the life that I’ve been given; And go beyond religion; To see the world be changed; By the power of Your name;
Jesus, Your name is a shelter for the hurting; And Your name is a refuge for the weak; Only Your name can redeem the undeserving; Jesus, Your name holds everything I need …
Speak Lord, we are listening …
There’s nothing we desire more than seeing the world changed by the power of Your name, O JESUS!
Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved! (Joel 2:32a)
Lam Yee Ling