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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Home!! What a wonderful word it is!

Whenever I drive Home from someplace, the time seems to go by faster than when I drove to that place. Something is comforting there, something is special about going "Home". I love being home, going home and staying home.  How about you?  Does the the word "Home" just do something for you?  Now combine that feeling with a song about Home and you have todays post.

Do you ever hear a song that makes you cry because it touches your heart? I bet you do. I love Celtic Thunder and on their Heritage Album they have a song "Home from the Sea". It's one of those songs that tells a story about volunteers that go out on a stormy night to rescue a boat of people trapped in a storm.  It's a story about grace, fear and love for both the ones on the shore and for the ones trapped out at sea. I can't help but see a spiritual example here.

The sea blows us up and down and to and fro. Sometimes we are at it's mercy and can only hope to ride the storm until it settles down. I know there have been times when I felt tossed about and water logged. Haven't you?

Many in our church are under Satan's attack. We have several members with cancer, strong marriages in trouble, children lost, husbands out of work, moms worn out, money problems, health problems and heart problems. Yet we also have "volunteers" out to rescue them. We have people who take others to doctor's appointments, or visit them in the hospital. We have people who collect food and give it to those who really need it and in May we will have a "Give Away Day" which is like a yard sale but without the sale. We have people who cook and clean for others and we even have some who get together to be prayer partners. And let's not forget those who have Bible studies with others in order to save there souls or to strengthen new Christians. We have Volunteers who agree to house teens who are up for a teen retreat while others who cannot house them, cook and feed them at the retreat instead.
I have prayed a lot and asked God to keep Satan away but after hearing this song I think I need to pray for the rescuers, the "Volunteers" who have their own concerns as well. Volunteers often have fears to deal with, such as - "Will I be laughed at? Will I be able to really help? This is hard, I really don't know that much, and I don't know how to help!" These are just a few of the fears that volunteers face but still, they go out to help because, as one line in the song says:  "There are souls to save".
So when you pray for people you know, please say a prayer for the "volunteer" who is helping. They need it too.  


  1. This was a touching post...thanks for sharing!

  2. What a wonderful reminder ... thanks for sharing this with us.

  3. This is an awesome post! And your church sounds amazing!!

    Many Blessings to you all...

  4. Thank you, that is a wonderful suggetion.


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