Lord in you we find a welcome

Lord in you we find a welcome

That surpasses human warmth,

In the family of Jesus

Everyone can find their worth.

Here the silent unconnected

Find a melody and song,

Here the lonely and neglected

Find a place where they belong.

Lord in you we find such friendship

That surpasses human ties.

There’s a deep and sacred union

Held by love that never dies.

Harmony that’s born in heaven

Lives on earth in you and me

As we share the love of Jesus

In our Father’s family.

Lord in you we find protection

That surpasses human might,

In the darkness of division

Shines your unifying light.

There is safety in our numbers

And the love that now draws near

Like a golden chain of virtue

Holds us safe and drives out fear.

Lord in you we find a future

That outshines our wildest dreams

For together we are stronger

Than the devil’s darkest schemes.

And no power on earth or heaven

Can destroy or tear apart

This great love we find in Jesus

That unites us heart in heart.

Andrew J.Bale

Submitting to God

James 4 New International Version 

Submit Yourselves to God

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

You adulterous people,[a] don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us[b]? But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:

“God opposes the proudImage result for Come near to god
    but shows favour to the humble.”[c]

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

11 Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister[d] or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgement on it. 12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbour?

I seen this video and i know it’s a repeat of the above reading but because of the music and pictures I had to use it again