“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.” Psalm 62:1–2 (ESV)
I spent the better part of the afternoon yesterday getting ready for the Senior High Youth Group rehearsal for our Easter Sunrise service. These are always great events: a handful of half-asleep teens, leading us in praise and worship of the Risen Lord at the crack of dawn! Always an adventure. (I actually had one student ask if we could just have the Sunrise Service in the afternoon.)
To prepare for the service, I put together an overhead Worship Guide. There were slides that led the congregation in praise of God for creation, incarnation, sacrifice, and resurrection. There were slides that not only displayed the words of the songs we’ll be singing, but I actually figured out how to get the accompaniment tracks to play from this program (MediaShout is awesome!). I have to admit, I was geeking out at my superior prowess with all things technical – that is until we made it to the sanctuary to practice.
It would seem that I forgot to save the file. When I opened my computer, it restarted, and I lost all the work I had done that afternoon. It was gone… forever. Frantically I tried to put things back together so that we could rehearse. Meanwhile, the Youth are graciously reminding me, “You know that’s what a ‘save’ button is for!”
Thankfully, my savior is not as absent minded as I. God alone is the source of my salvation, He is my rock, my salvation, in Him, I will not be greatly shaken. While this world may move and shake around me, while I can depend on the undependability of my own strength and assurances; God will never be moved, and my salvation is secure in His hands.
The psalmist goes on to say in Psalm 62, “Once God has spoken; twice I have heard this: that power belongs to God, and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love.” My friends, at times it may seem that we are standing on shifting sand, but know this: Power belongs to our God, and our God reigns with steadfast love. In Him, we will never be lost like my abandoned files, we will always be saved, kept, and secure!