“The following week I was leading worship during the Wednesday staff devotional period at Integrity Music, and again the Lord laid it upon my heart to sing that song. I pulled out my legal pad, looked at the words, and sang it for them. It seemed as if almost everyone there needed to hear the words, He works in ways we cannot see.”

Following the devotional period F. G. Baldwin approached me and asked, ‘Don, have you ever thought of recording that song?’ I said, ‘Oh no, I would never record that song. It is much too simple.’ Baldwin protested, ‘That song has a tremendous message and I think it needs to be recorded.’ After discussing it with some of the staff, we decided to put the song on a project entitled, ‘Eternal God.’”

Reflection

In times of trial, and especially in times of extreme trial, we need to be assured that we have a God who loves us and who will provide for our every need, whether it be physical, emotional, or spiritual. During those times see if you, too, are not encouraged and helped by singing Don’s song.

Lindsay Terry, Ph.D has directed the music ministries for several leading churches in the United States. He has 38 published works, eight of which are books of song stories, including the best-selling Stories Behind Popular Songs and Hymns. Four of his books became college texts. His sixteen tracts -- some based on famous song stories -- have sold fifteen million copies. He has written for several national periodicals and leading newspapers, and has spoken in numerous conferences. Visit www.lindsayandmarilynterry.com

Publication date: June 20, 2011