Monday, February 29, 2016

Journey to Jerusalem: It's you I'm living for

The Journey to Jerusalem is life's journey, the path of discipleship, the way of Jesus. Just like Jesus along the way, we meet both tragedy and trial, joy and celebration.  The path is to both the Cross and Empty Tomb.  Both are critical to our Lent and Easter faith -- in living and in dying, we belong to God.

I heard the song linked below recently.

"Chase the World" by Luke Parker

There is something about it that keeps drawing me back -- the simplicity, the longing, the intimacy, the faith expressed.

Here are the lyrics to the refrain:
"Some will try to chase the world;
Some will find but loose it all.
But I will loose my life to find
to sweet Jesus I belong.
Sweet Jesus, I adore.
It's you I'm living for."

Sweet Jesus,
our Christian faith --
our Lent and Easter faith--
holds on to with tenacity:
in living and in dying, 
we belong to our faithful savior 

Sweet Jesus,
You are the God who is with us, 
the God who suffers for us, 
the One who dies for our salvation, 
and the One who RISES to redeem our worst. 
That's why this Christian Easter faith 
is so powerful and so important!!

In the face of tragedy,
and in the face of good news,
in the face of new birth,
and in the face of suffering death,
to YOU, Sweet Jesus,
to you along do I belong.
You, Sweet Jesus, 
are the one I adore.
It's You, I'm living for.

At Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church, we are committing to journey the 6,150 miles from Elizabethtown, NC to Jerusalem, Israel in our walking, running, swimming, cycling, etc.

Track your miles, share them here, and join us on the Journey to Jerusalem.

We will post those miles online and on our banners in the sanctuary and in our fellowship building.  Together we will make our journey to Jerusalem!

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