Somehow I never saw this video featuring OwlKitty’s Titanic before.
It makes me smile.
I’m waiting for the 4K home version of Titanic; it may not be better than this.

Shane and Shane just seem to have too much material for me to keep up with.
Psalm 90 – Satisfy Us With Your Love has nice lyrics, a not particularly memorable melody in the verses and bridge – probably made for lots of slow repeats by large groups.

The lyrics:
You have been our dwelling place
Oh everlasting God
Before You formed the mountain tops
You were before it all
And soon our lives turn back to dust
When the sun comes up
Satisfy us
Before the day has passed us by
Before our hearts forget
All Your goodness
Satisfy us with Your love
The wrath of God poured out for sin
On Jesus crucified
Consider Him our hiding place
Our shelter is alive
Because He lived and died for us
Teach us Lord
To number our days on earth
Give us more
Wisdom in the secret heart
As You display amazing grace
Through Jesus Christ for us
Repeat Chorus.
Satisfy us with Your love
Satisfy us with Your love

Words and Music: Shane Barnard
© 2020 Songs From Wellhouse (Admin. by Right Angle Music)

Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 12

Q. Why is he called Christ, that is, the Anointed One?
A. Because he is ordained by God the Father and anointed with the Holy spirit to be our chief Prophet and Teacher, fully revealing to us the secret purpose and will of God concerning our redemption; to be our only High Priest, having redeemed us by the one sacrifice of his body and ever interceding for us with the Father; and to be our eternal King, governing us by his Word and Spirit, and defending and sustaining us in the redemption he has won for us.

Q. But why are you called a Christian?
A. Because through faith I share in Christ and thus in his anointing, so that I may confess his name, offer myself a living sacrifice of gratitude to him, and fight against sin and the devil with a free and good conscience throughout this life and hereafter rule with him in eternity over all creatures.

The actions of a Christian life can become a substitute for grace. They could become the grounds on which we come to rely on as the reason why God’s blessing falls upon us.
But that does not mean those actions are wrong, rather that they are wrongly pursued.
Particularly if we live as if our acts are an end in themselves.
Rightly pursued the acts of Christian discipleship point us to Jesus, who we follow.
When we follow Jesus he becomes our focus.
And when our focus is on him we can’t help but become more and more aware of that which he has done on our behalf.
To follow Jesus is to be confronted again and again with the immensity of God’s grace toward us.

From Esau McCaulley’s book Lent – The Season Of Repentance And Renewal.

Jesus has done too much for us to believe we can ever earn God’s favour. The abundant grace of God is the Christian’s great comfort. Spiritual practices of fasting, prayer, Bible reading, special devotions, and works of justice do not lessen the work of Christ. Instead, these practices open up space to encounter the grace of God.

Esau McCaulley, Lent – The Season Of Repentance And Renewal, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL. 2022, pgs. 48.

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