Kyle Olson, Technical Director
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Welcome to Elmhurst CRC's daily dose of the word of God. It's Wednesday, November 16, and Sunday's coming. This is Kyle Olson and I'll be reading from The Voice translation of Psalm 46. In the NIV version of this, it starts with, "for the Director of Music of the sons of Korah, according to alamoth. A song." The Voice translation suggests that Alamoth is young women. So it says, "For the worship leader, a song of the sons of Korah, a song for Soprano's."
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God is our shelter and our strength. When troubles seem near, God is nearer, and He’s ready to help. So why run and hide? No fear, no pacing, no biting fingernails. When the earth spins out of control, we are sure and fearless. When mountains crumble and the waters run wild, we are sure and fearless. Even in heavy winds and huge waves, or as mountains shake, we are sure and fearless. A pure stream flows—never to be cut off— bringing joy to the city where God makes His home, the sacred site where the Most High chooses to live. The True God never sleeps and always resides in the city of joy; He makes it unstoppable, unshakable. When it awakes at dawn, the True God has already been at work. Trouble is on the horizon for the outside nations, not long until kingdoms will fall; God’s voice thunders and the earth shakes. You know the Eternal, the Commander of heavenly armies, surrounds us and protects us; the True God of Jacob is our shelter, close to His heart. Come, gaze, fix your eyes on what the Eternal can do. Amazing, He has worked desolation here on this battlefield, earth. God can stop wars anywhere in the world. He can make scrap of all weapons: snap bows, shatter spears, and burn shields. “Be still, be calm, see, and understand I am the True God. I am honored among all the nations. I am honored over all the earth.” You know the Eternal, the Commander of heavenly armies, surrounds us and protects us; the True God of Jacob is our shelter, close to His heart.
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Let's pray. Lord, thank you for your word. Thank you for your songs. Thank you for your rule. And thank you for your kingdom. Help us to realize that when troubles seem near, you are near. Help us to remember when things seem out of control, that with you, we are sure and fearless. Lord, show us your work in the world. Help us to be still and be calm. And listen and hear your will for us as we join in that work as well. We thank you for your grace and Your mercy. In Your name. Amen.