Hold Me Jesus
April 3, 2020, 11:00 PM



As things are changing I am reminded to search for things that comfort us and lead us back in to the comforting arms of our Lord. Music is one of those things that comfort me during difficult times. My favorite song to listen to when all seems lost is Hold Me Jesus by Rich Mullins which appeared on his CD in 1994 titled “Simply Rich Mullins”. It has been redone by Big Daddy Weave on the Album “Every Time I Breathe” in 2006. 

“Well sometimes my life just don’t make sense at all, When the mountains look so big and my faith just seems so small.”

This virus seems so big and there is not much we can do but stay at home, right?  

“So hold me Jesus ‘cause I’m shaking life a leaf, You have been King of my glory won’t you be my Prince of Peace.”

Have you been out to the store and in the middle of shopping began thinking about all that was going on and it caused your peace to shake? 

“And I wake up in the night and feel the dark, It’s so hot inside my soul I swear there must be blisters on my heart.”

Have you had trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep, or sleeping to much? Do you feel isolated and anxious?

“Surrender don’t come natural to me I’d rather fight You for something I don’t really want, Than to take what you give that I need. And I’ve beat my head agaist so many walls now I’m falling down I’m falling on my knees.”

Do you like to have a plan and be organized and prepared? Do you feel your house walls getting closer? 

“And this Salvation Army band is playing this hymn and Yourgrace rings out so deep it makes my resistance seem so thin.”

Can you remember the last hymn or song you heard in worship with us at Fountain City United Methodist Church? Does it have new meaning now that we have been apart from our worshipping communities? 

“You have been King of my glory won’t you be my Prince of Peace.”

Prince of Peace we come to you asking for your guidance, peace, understanding, and diligence as we seek to combat this virus and seek to love our neighbors and continue to be a witness to your peace. Amen. 

Peace be with you! – Pastor Kristen