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Bound Together

March 5, 2012

  
I sat at my computer with a cup of coffee this morning looking over our songs for worship for Sunday. “Bind Us Together” was on the list. I opened the lyrics, as I always do, and began to sing the song to myself to ensure that I knew it. I walked away for a moment and as I began to sing through a second time, the words began to resonate, to sink in… and so I sat for a while longer.

It occurred to me that there are very few things that bind us together. We live in separate communities and neighborhoods, our children attend different schools, our social circles remain in clusters and extracurricular activities vary. People have different backgrounds, lifestyles and traditions. We all move through life with our schedules, our jobs and demands. Often, it’s our schedules that may bring us together for small moments in time – our child’s soccer game, our book club, our jobs. Yet, all of these things have a season.

For some, life might bring us together. It may be a pregnancy or birth, an illness, tragedy or loss. We come together with a common interest or a common denominator. And, at times, we bond to simply get us through certain moments in time. Yet, these things also have a season.

There is only one thing that truly binds us all together – God’s love. His merciful, gracious, unconditional love is poured out on each and every one of us. And when His love touches our hearts, it’s unlike any other love. It’s unmistakable. It’s untouchable. It’s unbreakable. We are bound together in our Father’s love as children of God. We are all a part of God’s family. His love never ends and does not change with the seasons. Our love may grow deeper for Him, but God never leaves us.  “ I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

And, as life moves forward and our friends, neighborhoods and social circles continue to change, there is one thing that remains the same – God stays constant in our lives. God’s love binds us together.

Bind us together, Lord, Bind us together with cords that cannot be broken
Bind us together, Lord, Bind us together, Bind us together in Love

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  1. Mary Lee permalink
    March 6, 2012 8:52 PM

    Beautifully said, April. I felt that binding love this past week. A family….husbands, wives, sisters, brothers, cousins, grands and greats. God has bound us together and we are so blessed, even though we were saying “goodbye” to one.

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