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Summit: Worship

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From Willow Creek Leadership Summit 2008:  Opening Worship

Isaiah 40:28-30 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

I thought I was going to blog about leadership stuff, but honestly, the opening worship was moving for me.  My family has been through a lot lately, and last night my wife and I talked on the phone about how we both feel at a limit.  I know we're not, because many people handle more, and we could, too, but it doesn't feel like it right now.  So, the second song of the conference was a song I love, I think by Chris Tomlin.  It's from the Scripture above, and goes like this. 

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord We will wait upon the Lord We will wait upon the Lord

Our God, You reign forever Our hope, our Strong Deliverer You are the everlasting God You do not faint You won't grow weary

Our God, You reign forever Our hope, our Strong Deliverer You are the everlasting God You do not faint You won't grow weary

You're the defender of the weak You comfort those in need You life us up on wings like eagles

I found myself unable to sing, with tears in my eyes, realizing that this is for me.  God spoke to comfort my heart this morning (notice that verse 1 of Isaiah 40 is "Comfort, comfort my people says your God", that he will carry my wife and I and my kids, that he will lift us right now when we feel weak.  He will carry us on his wings.  I wish my wife had been with me when they led this song.


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