13th April - There are so many songs to choose from! Do I go for a “golden oldie”, such as “Dear Lord and Father of mankind”? As well as great words and a gentle tune, it takes me back to my childhood when we used the verse “In Simple Trust, like theirs who heard …” as a benediction in the Sunday School class led by my Dad. Or perhaps a favourite from a Christian band like Phatfish? Of maybe one from Keith & Kristen Getty or Stuart Townend, whose recent songs we sing quite frequently at Bethel?
In the end I chose “Be Still, for the presence of the Lord is moving in this place”, a song that speaks about the presence, glory and power of God, and although doesn’t actually mention the Holy Spirit, always for me reinforces the view that the Spirit is with us always, in every place, in every circumstance.