As I sit in worship, thinking about the imprisoned Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the encouragement his faith gives him, my I-pod begins to play the words “All that thrills my soul is Jesus.” As I listen closely to the words and bask in the emotions brought up by years of listening I rejoice in the God of my salvation. As a teacher I have been off work for two weeks. This is my last work day that I will have the joy of worship without the tyranny of the time clock. Many of you had to get up today to go to work. I salute you for your faithfulness to the callings of life. Believe me, I am aware of the blessings I have in my schedule.
We are all so different in our duties, gifts and personalities. Yet we have the same Savior. How glorious it is. Around the world, through the centuries, across innumerable language barriers there are people who understand what it means to know the thrill of Jesus in our souls.
So? Praise God and Onward Christian Soldiers.