I went to two church services this morning, one at the Adult Rehabilitation Center and the other at my corps (church). Interestingly, both guest preachers based their sermons on the same passage of scripture: Luke 1:26-38. This is the passage in which the angel announces to Mary that she will bear God's Son. The outline for the second service (at my corps) was built around favorite scripture verses and hymns of the mothers in the congregation. My favorite verse, which Joshua read just before we sang my favorite song (at the end of the service), is this one:
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged.
My favorite hymn is, It Is Well With My Soul. Unfortunately, my favorite verse of that song is not included in The Salvation Army songbook. It is included in the Methodist version, which I learned at Asbury College too many years ago to count. It is:
My sin, oh the bliss of this glorious thought:
My sin - not in part but the whole -
Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, O my soul!
Okay, I've shared mine, it's time for you to share yours. What are your favorite scripture verse(s) and your favorite hymn(s)/spiritual song(s)? Let me know in your comments. And have a very happy Mother's Day.