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Beautiful

March 31, 2020—

Today’s song of the day by MercyMe is a valuable reminder of how God sees each one of us: “Beautiful”

Before you ever took a breath

Long before the world began

Of all the wonders He possessed

There was one more precious

Of all the earth and skies above

You’re the one He madly loves

Enough to die

Today, as we approach the Easter season, let us reflect on the miraculous love of Jesus for us—and the delight God finds in each of us, His creations.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Days will come when you don't have the strength
When all you hear is, "You're not worth anything"
Wondering if you ever could be loved
And if they truly saw your heart, they'd see too much

You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You're beautiful

And praying that you have the heart to fight
'Cause you are more than what is hurting you tonight
For all the lies you've held inside so long
And they are nothing in the shadow of the Cross

You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You're beautiful

Before you ever took a breath
Long before the world began
Of all the wonders He possessed
There was one more precious
Of all the earth and skies above
You're the one He madly loves
Enough to die

You're beautiful, you're beautiful
In His eyes

You're beautiful
You are meant for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are meant for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
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2020

Even If

March 24, 2020—

Today’s song by MercyMe reminds us why we trust in God in crisis when He could remove these challenges altogether: “Even If”

I know the sorrow, I know the hurt

Would all go away if You’d just say the word

But even if You don’t

My hope is You alone

Today, let us thank God for His unwavering presence in times of great struggle, whether we notice Him or not—and ask for His support at this time as well.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

They say sometimes you win some
Sometimes you lose some
And right now
Right now I'm losing bad
I've stood on this stage
Night after night
Reminding the broken, it'll be alright
But right now
Oh, right now I just can't
It's easy to sing
When there's nothing to bring me down
But what will I say when I'm held to the flame
Like I am right now

I know You're able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone

They say it only takes a little faith
To move a mountain
Well good thing
A little faith is all I have right now
God, when You choose to leave mountains unmoveable
Oh, give me the strength to be able to sing,
"It is well with my soul"

I know You're able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone
I know the sorrow and I know the hurt
Would all go away if You'd just say the word
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone

You've been faithful
You've been good
All of my days
Jesus, I will cling to You, come what may
'Cause I know You're able
I know You can

I know You're able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone
I know the sorrow, I know the hurt
Would all go away if You'd just say the word
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone

My hope is You alone
It is well with my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul
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All of Creation

March 4, 2020—

Sometimes, as we live from day-to-day, we grow blind to the beauty and majesty of God’s creation around us. Today’s song, MercyMe’s “All of Creation,” calls us to rediscover this wonder, and give praise to God for all He has made.

And all of creation, sing with me now

Lift up your voice and lay your burden down

And all of creation, sing with me now

Fill up the heavens, let His glory resound

Today, let us make an effort to praise God throughout the day and marvel at the world He has created around us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Separated, until the veil was torn
The moment that hope was born
And guilt was pardoned once and for all
And captivated, but no longer bound by chains
Left at an empty grave
The sinner and the sacred resolved

And all of creation, sing with me now
Lift up your voice and lay your burden down
And all of creation, sing with me now
Fill up the heavens, let His glory resound

Time has faded
And we see Him face-to-face
Every doubt erased
Forever we will worship the King

And all of creation, sing with me now
Lift up your voice and lay your burden down
And all of creation, sing with me now
Fill up the heavens, let His glory resound

The reason we breathe
Is to sing of His glory
And for all He has done
Praise the Father, praise the Son
And the Spirit in One

And all of creation, sing with me now
Lift up your voice and lay your burden down
And all of creation, sing with me now
Fill up the heavens, let His glory resound
And all of creation, sing with me now
Lift up your voice and lay your burden down
And all of creation, sing with me now
Oh, let His glory resound

And every knee will bow
Oh, and every tongue
Praise the Father, praise the Son
And the Spirit in One
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Grace Got You

January 7, 2020—

We all know people who seem to carry the joy of their faith everywhere they go. Today’s song of the day is an invitation to join in the joyful celebration of God’s endless grace: MercyMe’s “Grace Got You.”

Have you ever met those who

Keep humming when the song’s through?

It’s like they’re living life to a whole different tune

And have you ever met those that

Keep hoping when it’s hopeless

It’s like they’ve figured out

What the rest haven’t yet

Even as we fall into habits of repetition and routine, let us recognize God’s grace present in our daily lives—and strive to present the vivid and hopeful heart of our faith to all that we meet.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Have you ever met those who
Keep humming when the song's through?
It's like they're living life to a whole different tune
And have you ever met those that
Keep hoping when it's hopeless
It's like they've figured out
What the rest haven't yet
The second you realize
What you have inside
It's only just a matter of time till you...

Sing, so the back row hears you
Glide, 'cause walking just won't do
Dance, you don't have to know how to
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Laugh, till your whole side's hurtin'
Smile, like you just got away with something
Why? 'Cause you just got away with something
Ever since, ever since grace got you

So when you're standing in the rain again
You might as well be dancin'
Why? 'Cause there ain't no storm
That can change how this ends
So next time when you feel blue
Don't let that smile leave you
Why? 'Cause you have every reason just to...

Sing, so the back row hears you
Glide, 'cause walking just won't do
Dance, you don't have to know how to
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Laugh, till your whole side's hurtin'
Smile, like you just got away with something
Why? 'Cause you just got away with something
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Grace got you

Got away with something
Bubbling inside of you
Spilling over 'cause your life is full
How incredible
Undeniable, monumental like the Eiffel
Uncontrollable, let the joy flow through
Giddy over pity pretty please
Let me see your hands in the air
With you out your seats
Warm it up, let go
Shout it out, celebrate
When you can't articulate
Just say, "Amazing grace"

The second you realize
What you have inside
It's only just a matter of
Only just a matter of
It's only just a matter of time
Till you...

Sing, so the back row hears you
Glide, 'cause walking just won't do
Dance, you don't have to know how to
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Laugh, till your whole side's hurtin'
Smile, like you just got away with something
Why? 'Cause you just got away with something
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Grace got you
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Grace got you
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Grace got you