Well, its been a while since last I wrote. I had a one week class when I got back here to Kentucky. So life has been crazy. But I have still had plenty of time to enjoy my family, and draw closer to God. I was singing this old powerful song to myson (who is still 12 weeks away from being born) the other night, and thought you might like to be reminded of what a great God we serve. It is written by one of the heros (though flawed like all our human heros are) of the faith. Songs like this are not sung much in our churches anymore. That is a shame. Songs like this are not written much anymore. That is a tragedy. We need more God exalting, soul stirring songs, that flow from hearts that have been much with God and suffered much on the narrow road. Well, without further introduction, here it is... Please read it, and think about it, and pray through it, be encouraged by it and most of all SING IT!
A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood Of mortal ills prevailing;
For still our ancient foe Doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great, And armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.
Did we in our own strength confide, Our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side, The Man of God's own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth, His name, From age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.
And tho' this world, with devils filled, Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us:
The Prince of Darkness grim - We tremble not for Him;
His rage we can endure, For lo, his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.
That word above all earthly power, No thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours Thro' Him who with us sideth:
Let good and kindred go, This mortal life also;
The body they may kill: God's truth abideth still,
HIS KINGDOM IS FOREVER!
(By Martin Luther, at some point in the 16th century)