All posts in "Short Meditations"

Slow to chide and swift to bless

By Dave Henning / June 17, 2024

“Praise Him for His grace and favor / To His people in distress; / Praise Him still the same forever, / Slow to chide and swift to bless; / Alleluia, alleluia! / Glorious in His faithfulness.”- Lutheran Service Book 793, verse 2 “The LORD passed in front of Moses, calling out, ‘Yahweh! The LORD.  The […]


The sure foundation and cornerstone

By Dave Henning / May 20, 2024

“Christ is made the sure foundation, / Christ, our head and cornerstone, / Chosen of the Lord and precious, / Binding all the Church in one; / Holy Zion’s help forever / And our confidence alone.”- Lutheran Service Book 909, verse 1 “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow […]


See that smile on my Savior’s face

By Dave Henning / April 22, 2024

“Gonna run this race to my final step, / Gonna sing this song to my final breath, / And let the weight of this world go. / Gonna be no fear, gonna be no pain. / And when I see that smile on my Savior’s face, / I won’t be walking, / I’ll be running […]


Let alleluias leap – amen!

By Dave Henning / March 25, 2024

“Our Paschal Lamb, that sets us free, / Is sacrificed.  O keep / The feast of freedom gallantly; let alleluias leap. / Alleluia! / Alleluia! / Alleluia again: / Sing alleluia, cry aloud: / Alleluia!  Amen!”- Lutheran Service Book 473, verse 1 “The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know […]


The storm through Jesus’ eyes

By Dave Henning / February 19, 2024

“We need Jesus’ eyes even more when we face those real-life adversities.  We’ve heard it a thousand times — in the storm, keep your eyes on Jesus rather than the wind and the waves.  It’s good counsel, but here’s an even better offer: you can look at the storm through Jesus’s eyes.”- Alan Wright, Seeing […]


With Amazon efficiency?

By Dave Henning / January 22, 2024

“God’s way with us is waiting. . . .  No, God does not deliver on his promises with Amazon efficiency.”- Jen Pollack Michel, In Good Time “Come, Thou long-expected Jesus, / Born to set thy people free; / From our fears and sins release us; / Let us find our trust in Thee. / Israel’s […]


Dispels with glorious splendor

By Dave Henning / December 18, 2023

“This flow’r, whose fragrance tender / With sweetness fills the air, / Dispels with glorious splendor / The darkness everywhere. / True man, yet very God, / From sin and death he saves us / And lightens every load.”- Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming, LSB 359, v. 3 “Now after Jesus was born in […]


Accept your acceptance

By Dave Henning / November 20, 2023

“Neither are you [an exception to acceptance].  So for heaven’s sake, accept your acceptance.”- Max Lucado, God Never Gives Up on You “Now thank we all our God / With hearts and hands and voices, / Who wondrous things has done, / In whom His world rejoices; / Who from our mother’s arms / Has […]


Only ten seconds away

By Dave Henning / October 23, 2023

“We’re only ten seconds away from mountain-moving faith.  Encountering God changes everything.”- Susie Larson, Closer Than Your Next Breath “Like a swallow or a crane I chirp; I moan like a dove.  My eyes are weary from looking upward.  O Lord, I am oppressed; be my pledge of safety.”- Isaiah 38:14 (ESV) Six major populations […]


In Christ alone my hope is found

By Dave Henning / September 18, 2023

“In Christ alone my hope is found / He is my light, my strength, my song. / This cornerstone, this solid ground / Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.”- In Christ Alone, v. 1 “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you […]


A more profound Alleluia!

By Dave Henning / August 14, 2023

“How often, making music, we have found / A new dimension in the world of sound. / As worship moved us to a more profound Alleluia!.”- Lutheran Service Book 796, verse 2 “Let Christ’s teaching live in your hearts, making you rich in true wisdom.  Teach and help one another along the right road with […]


No standing still in the Spirit

By Dave Henning / July 17, 2023

“In the life of the spirit there is no standing still; if a person does not do what is right the very second he knows it is the right thing to do . . . the ‘knowing’ becomes more and more obscured.”- Soren Kierkegaard, The Sickness unto Death “If we say that we have no […]

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