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2020

Sunrise

April 1, 2020—

Today’s song by Brandon Heath is a necessary reminder that at the end of the night, there’s always another “Sunrise”

All you need is a sunrise

Just a moment of dawn

If you’re lost in the twilight

Close your eyes and move on

Today, let us reflect on days past and look forward hopefully to days ahead—and let us pray for God’s light to illuminate the way before us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

You want to sound off but you can't find the words to
Nothing makes sense in the way that it used to
Can't find the plus in the positive thinking
The well's run dry and you're not done drinking

Clouds start coming and the sky will fall
Clock stares back from the bedroom wall
Now you're breathing just to make it through the night

All you need is a sunrise
Just a moment of dawn
If you're lost in the twilight
Close your eyes and move on
When you're tired in the waiting
Even though it's gonna take you
A little more time
Just a little more time
The sun's gonna find you

Holding your days like a stack of paper
Then you're chasing the wind as the pages scatter
You can save a few but you can't get 'em all back
So get up fast
With your heart intact

Find yourself on the very edge
Lying awake in an empty bed
Now you're breathing just to make it through the night

All you need is a sunrise
Just a moment of dawn
If you're lost in the twilight
Close your eyes and move on
When you're tired in the waiting
Even though it's gonna take you
A little more time
Just a little more time
The sun's gonna find you
Just a little more time
The sun's gonna find you

Clouds start coming and the sky will fall
Clock stares back from the bedroom wall
Now you're breathing just to make it through the night

All you need is a sunrise
Just a moment of dawn
If you're lost in the twilight
Close your eyes and move on
When you're tired in the waiting
Even though it's gonna take you
A little more time
Just a little more time
The sun's gonna find you
Just a little more time
The sun's gonna find you
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2020

It’s Alright

March 22, 2020—

Today’s song by Brandon Heath reminds us that despite trouble and chaos all around us, with Jesus by our side, “It’s Alright.”

No promise of an easy road

Just a destination

Next time you forget your hope

Somebody’s waiting

Today, let us pray for calm and peace, to seek out Jesus’s presence inside and around us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Tiny boat on an angry sea
Sails torn and tattered
How could Jesus be fast asleep?
Like it doesn't matter
Soon as He opens His eyes
The storm just dies

It's alright
Everything'll be okay
You just hold tight
I'll be with you the whole way
When you're weak, I'll be strong
Keep going we're almost home
It's alright
Everything'll be okay

Mother Mary's got a broken heart
From the words they're saying
Her baby boy's being torn apart
By the world He's saving
He says, "Mother, don't cry for me,
You know where I'll be"

It's alright
Everything'll be okay
You just hold tight
I'll be with you the whole way
When you're weak, I'll be strong
Keep going we're almost home
It's alright
Everything'll be okay
Everything'll be okay

No promise of an easy road
Just a destination
Next time you forget your hope
Somebody's waiting
Soon as you open your eyes, you'll realize

It's alright
Everything'll be okay
You just hold tight
I'll be with you the whole way
When you're weak, He'll be strong
Keep going you're almost home
When you're weak, He is strong
Keep going you're almost home
It's alright
Everything'll be okay
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2020

The Harvester

March 13, 2020—

Today’s song by Brandon Heath reminds us that we are God’s hands and feet on this earth, preparing ourselves and the world for His coming: “The Harvester.”

For all that we’ve grown

How could we forget

Those who don’t know

Or just don’t know yet

Let’s harvest this field

From sunrise to sunset

The Master is coming

We are not done yet

Today, let us remember Jesus’s exhortation to be ready at any time for God’s coming—and work to put our lives and the world in order for Him.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Up with the dawn and the rooster crow
Been that way since I don't know
Throw a little water on my face
Get out the door and greet the day
Put my knees down on the ground
Sing to the Lord in a weary sound
Ask Him for the strength I need
Break my heart like a weed

For all that we've grown
How could we forget
Those who don't know
Or just don't know yet
Let's harvest this field
From sunrise to sunset
The Master is coming
We are not done yet
We are not done yet, yet

Bring out the sickle, bring out the pail
Bushel full of wire and a fork to bail
Work through the pain in the rain or shine
C'mon, y'all, we still got time
We still got time

For all that we've grown
How could we forget
Those who don't know
Or just don't know yet
Let's harvest this field
From sunrise to sunset
The Master is coming
We are not done yet
We are not done yet, yet, yet

The turning of the season
Is upon us, my friends
Now's the time
All that was sown
Is there for the reaping

For all that we've grown
How could we forget
Those who don't know
Or just don't know yet
Let's harvest this field
From sunrise to sunset
The Master is coming
We are not done yet
We are not done yet, yet, yet
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No Turning Back

February 20, 2020—

Though many grow up as Christians, familiar with the faith, far fewer seem to genuinely act with the faith-filled conviction God’s love should elicit. Today’s song by Brandon Heath reminds us that when we fully commit ourselves to Jesus, there is “No Turning Back.”

You want to come with me?

He loves you the same

Oh, won’t you come with me?

Just call out His name

Today, let us ask Jesus for the conviction and courage to live out our faith every day—and let us pray for the conversion of those who do not know Him yet.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I have decided
I called out His name
I'm following Jesus now and
He knows the way
I made up my mind
I leave it behind

No turning back
No turning back
I'm moving on
Not looking back
I'm giving Him
All that I have
No turning back
No turning back

Though I may wander
I am not lost
So many distractions but I
I look to the cross
I made up my mind
I leave it behind

No turning back
No turning back
I'm moving on
Not looking back
I'm giving Him
All that I have
No turning back
No turning back

You want to come with me?
He loves you the same
Oh, won't you come with me?
(Oh, won't you come with me?)
Just call out His name
(Just call out His name)
Say I have decided
(I have decided)
To follow Jesus
(To follow Jesus)
Say I have decided
(I have decided)
I'm following Jesus
Following Jesus

No turning back
No turning back
I'm moving on
Not looking back
I'm giving Him
All that I have
No turning back
No turning back
No turning back
(I'm giving Him all I have now)
No turning back
(Giving Him all that I have)
No turning back
(There's no turning back)
No turning back, no turning back
(Giving Him all that I have)
I have decided
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Jesus In Disguise

February 14, 2020—

Rarely does God speak to us loudly, clearly, or directly. Today’s song by Brandon Heath reminds us of the quiet moments when we truly encounter “Jesus In Disguise.”

Brought to your knees

But you never prayed

Jesus in disguise

Jehovah passing by

The burden of a tear

Hanging in your eye

Today, let us pray for the attention and wisdom to notice God’s signs spread throughout our lives—and the strength and courage to respond.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Ever get something in your head
It's nothing you heard
Or something you read
Ever had a cut but you never saw a blade
Brought to your knees
But you never prayed

Jesus in disguise
Jehovah passing by
The burden of a tear
Hanging in your eye
Jesus in disguise
A scar across the sky
You were looking for a king
You would never recognize
Jesus in disguise

Ever feel like you've been somewhere before
You hold the key
You know which door
Speak the word your lips have never known
Because your heart
Told you so

Jesus in disguise
Jehovah passing by
The burden of a tear
Hanging in your eye
Jesus in disguise
A scar across the sky
You were looking for a king
You would never recognize
Jesus in disguise

So open my eyes wide as I can
Blind as I am
Blind as I am
Open my eyes wide as I can
Blind as I am
Blind as I am

Jesus in disguise
Jesus in disguise
Jesus in disguise
(So open my eyes wide as I can
Blind as I am
Blind as I am)
Jesus in disguise
(Open my eyes wide as I can
Blind as I am
Blind as I am)
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Love Does

January 31, 2020—

Rarely do we see too far into other people’s lives, or let them see fully into ours. Today’s song by Brandon Heath reminds us that God accompanies us through our triumphs and failures, hidden dreams and dashed hopes—and though others may not see this, “Love Does.”

Nobody knows why your heart is broken

Nobody cries while your prayers are going up

But love does

Nobody walks on the road you’re paving

Nobody sees all the souls you’re saving

Oh, but love does

As we come to the end of this month, let us reflect on the moments that drew us closer to or further away from God—and the moments that only He saw—and let us pray that we may follow Him more closely in the rest of the year ahead.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

This one goes out to the world changers
Shining your light in the face of danger
Oh, tell us what you know
You're a saint, you're a son, you're a promise keeper
Bottom of the well, still digging down deeper
Oh, how far you gonna go?
Chasing down hope, moving on dreams
Taking that path, maybe it'll lead you home
Maybe it won't

Nobody knows why your heart is broken
Nobody cries while your prayers are going up
But love does
Nobody walks on the road you're paving
Nobody sees all the souls you're saving
Oh, but love does
Love does
Love does

This is for the one on the front line fighting
Ringing that bell over everybody
Oh, tell us what you know
Knocking down doors in the midnight alley
Looking for life in a desert valley
Oh, how far you gonna go?
Chasing down hope, moving on dreams
Taking that path, maybe it'll lead you home
Maybe it don't

Nobody knows why your heart is broken
Nobody cries while your prayers are going up
But love does
Nobody walks on the road you're paving
Nobody sees all the souls you're saving
Oh, but love does

You are a renegade
You're an outlaw of love's crusade
And they don't know who you are
They don't know
They don't know but...

Love does
I'm telling you, love does

Somebody knows, somebody cries
Somebody feels, love does
Somebody walks, somebody sees
Somebody knows, love does
Love does, love does
Love does, love does
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Hands of the Healer

January 17, 2020—

As we walk through life, we accumulate doubts, fears, worries, and insecurities. “Hands of the Healer,” by Brandon Heath, reminds us that we can hand all of these troubles over to our Father, instead of silently storing them up inside.

If we’re gonna pray about it

There’s no use in worrying

If we’re gonna worry about it

Why are we praying?

Just leave it in the hands of the Father

Today, let us remember that when we pray, we entrust our fears and worries to God—and He will comfort us, guide us, heal us, and protect us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Hang it up like a coat
Tear it up like a note
Let the pieces fall to the ground like falling snow
Go for a walk outside
Watch as a red bird flies
He needs lifting and we need lifting too

If we're gonna pray about it
There's no use in worrying
If we're gonna worry about it
Why are we praying?
Just leave it in the hands of the Father
Leave it in the hands of the Healer
Leave it in the hands of Jesus and walk away
Oh, walk away

Take all your doubt and fear
Whisper it in His ear
Drop it in the mailbox raise the flag and let it go

'Cause if we're gonna pray about it
There's no use in worrying
If we're gonna worry about it
Why are we praying?
Just leave it in the hands of the Father
Leave it in the hands of the Healer
Leave it in the hands of Jesus and walk away

We're laying 'em down
To never carry again
We're laying 'em down
The burdens, burdens
Laying 'em down
To never worry again
Laying 'em down
Let 'em fly on the wind

'Cause if we're gonna pray about it
There's no use in worrying
If we're gonna worry about it
Why are we praying?
Just leave it in the hands of the Father
Leave it in the hands of the Healer
Leave it in the hands of Jesus and walk away

(Leave it in the hands of the Healer)
And walk away
(Leave it in the hands of the Healer)
Come and walk away
(Leave it in the hands of the Healer)
Just walk away
(Leave it in the hands of the Healer)