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True Discipleship

 

When you have an opportunity during the month of October, turn to hymn 683 in Caneuon Ffydd which opens with the words “On life’s journey in the world, with its twists and turns, sadness and tragedy, God in Christ has promised heavenly light on a day to day basis.”

The Christian is to live a day at a time in this world of time. When Jesus taught on earth, he said very clearly “Do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings.” (Matthew 6:34) God has always provided enough strength for every single day. John Hughes wrote “From day to day your mercies are freely given, without me seeing the Divine hand or the love of a heavenly Father!

As we study the content of this hymn by the late Revd J T Job, we are led to think not only of the way we are blessed with material things “from day to day” but of the nature and quality of the spiritual strength that comes our way just as consistently. The hymn is based on the words from the Old Testament “As your days so will your strength be”

It is the privilege of every Christian to daily experience His “Strength” which is always able to fulfil the need. Even in the midst of terrible circumstances and great sadness we can still taste and experience the light of heaven each day of our lives.

We thank Jesus for the blessed assurance spoken of in this hymn which mirrors the word of God which states quite categorically that leaning on the everlasting arm brings strength to endure and persevere.

 

 

 

Vincent Watkins

Minister

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Rev. H. Vincent Watkins

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