100 days – Day 12 ii (3rd of Easter)
100 days – Day 12 ii (Third of Easter)
Today, I’m conducting Morning Worship at the Sunday service at Dumfries NorthWest Church. The Scripture reading is the Gospel for this Second Sunday after Easter (Easter 3): “The Walk to Emmaus”
We’ll be singing a new hymn to close our worship, “I walk the dark Emmaus Road” to the tune “Stracathro”. I rather like the words which, I hope, speak to many people, including yourself:
I walk the dark Emmaus road
With God so far away.
Despair has left me broken here
Too weak and blind to pray.
One comes to me I cannot see
And helps me understand.
Through passing sorrows now I know
A wise and loving hand.
When pain or loss consume my joy,
I cry for quick relief,
But God would treat a deeper need:
My fear and unbelief.
You know my need, You know my path
With all that lies ahead.
Stay near, my Lord, my God, my Host,
And break my daily bread.
Words by Ken Bible
© 2007 by LNWhymns.com. CCLI Song #5009905.
About meenisterAn ordained Church of Scotland Minister since 1974. Started off in Doune which is near Stirling, before moving to Trinidad for four years; on my return to Scotland, I was a rural minister in Perthshire and then was asked to become Minister at St.Michael's Inveresk where I spent eleven happy years. A short ministry in Guernsey followed and since 1999, I was a full time healthcare Chaplain in the town of Dumfries in SW Scotland, retiring from that post in December 2012. I started this blog on 6 May 2012, soon after my wife, Helen, was diagnosed with secondary cancer - it was a sort of diversion and still is, following her death on 16 June. I hope it shows that there is a lighter side to religion, that it's not gloom and doom and that we can sometimes laugh at ourselves in a self-effacing way. Some posts are, however, I hope provoking and food for thought.
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