for the Lectionary
Proper 22C - Gospel
OF HYMN MIDI FILE HYMN INDEX
Mark Ryman (2004) based on Luke 17:5-10.
TUNE: "Beecher" by John
Love is all that
fills and moves us
Through these lives we hold so dear.
It is love that moves faith and thus
We can love God without fear
Of what may or may not happen
If we do the things he wills.
For this faith in Christ will sharpen
dullest faith til it moves hills.
Hills and trees
and all of nature
Are no match for those of faith.
God will make unsteady faith sure,
Standing firm even in death.
Lord, increase our faith forever
So that we might stand with you
When we cross that final river
when your glory comes in view.
Til that day
which ends all others,
we will stand in faith made true;
fighting the good fight with brothers
faith has changed a fairer hue.
Our true colors flushed with beauty
Give God back creations aim.
So lets stand and do our duty
In firm faith in Jesus Name.
The Lesson - Luke 17:5-10
the disciples asked Jesus to increase their faith, he responded
that even a little faith can do something even something
as small or seemingly insignificant as sending a tree into the
ocean. It is in the doing of one small, insignificant act of faith
that faith is increased. Jesus will not wave his hand and increase
your faith like some act of magic. Do the small thing God has
put before you and you will then do greater and greater things
in time. Eventually we find ourselves performing significant acts
of faith that have more profound impact than a simple mulberry
tree splashing into the sea.
2004, Mark E. Ryman
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