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Lenten Devotions: "Where Are You?"

This Lenten season, Bread Blog will be running a series of devotions written by Pastor Ron Glusenkamp, senior pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, Colo. The reflections are based, in part, on the music of Peter Mayer, accomplished vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. The theme for this year's series is "Mighty This Love," named for one of Mayer's compositions (Listen to a special welcome message from Mayer).

This post is reprinted, with permission, from Glusenkamp's site, h20 devos. Audio podcast versions of the daily devotionals are also available.

'45th parallel' photo (c) 2007, Julia Manzerova - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

April 9, 2014

"Tried to run fast enough
Tried to fly high enough
Thought that I could dive deep enough
To lose your hold on me

The end of the road the bottom of the glass
The grip of fear that holds you fast
Lost in the valley no song to sing
When you're brushed by an angel's wings

And you're Still in One Peace
Still in One Peace
We are blessed we are broken
Given one more chance to be
Found in you we are
In One Peace."

--Lyrics from "Still in One Peace," by Peter Mayer

Halfway between the equator and the North Pole. I just love that sign because it reminds me, and hopefully you, that we always have choices. Sometimes, I think we can feel like there aren't many options or choices for us. But, when you stop and think about it, there is a whole world just right outside your door.

Peter sings about trying to run away from God. He's not the first one to try that act. Adam and Eve also wanted to hide from God. I'm sure you've seen other people trying to hide from God, as well. But, this amazing God we have is everywhere, so where can one go?

The answer is nowhere! And the good news is that God is "now here!" God is here in the very basic stuff of our lives. So, rejoice in the one peace that binds our hearts and souls together in unity.


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