Picture 1:  Debby Petrosky, Linda Yohe, Debbie Harn, Connie Watkins.  Picture 2:  Debbie Harn, Connie Watkins, Linda Yohe, Debby Petrosky

Shepherd's Voice is a Christian women's quartet specializing in sacred music, 
both traditional and contemporary.

Never Alone

          Have you ever just been coasting along in your daily routine when all of a sudden, BOING, 
a light comes on in your head? Something you heard, read or sang just knocked you up along the head and said, “Hey, listen to me. I have something important for you.”

          This happened to me recently as our group was learning the beautiful song Pray Now. One day as I was practicing, when I got to the phrase “and you’ve never spent one moment on your own” the light went on with great force and clarity, and God’s all-encompassing greatness barreled in on me and came alive. So alive that I wanted to sit down and do the math to figure out just how many moments/minutes God has invested in me. (Thank you, God, for your patience. Sorry it took so long. Yes, there has been a lot of moments from birth until now) 

          Romans 8:38-39 tells us very convincingly that nothing “will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” And I love what’s recorded in Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) about His plans for us. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, ”plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give to you hope and a future.” That’s how important we are to God. That’s how much He cares for us. We matter to God. Our life is on His thoughts. On His radar. In His heart. Wow, that’s powerful. Sit with that for a moment. 

          When we grasp and claim the truth that we’ve never - spelled N E V E R - spent one moment, not even ONE moment, on our own, we should come to the realization that we simply need to trust this truth and hold on to its glorious claim. God sent His Son to win us back to Him. We are the apple of His eye, the desire of His heart, a child of the King, a friend of the Universe Creator. 

          Thank you writers, composers, and arrangers of the song Pray Now. Your faithfulness to God in giving birth to His message through music has bolstered my own faith and helped me to acknowledge God’s greatness and His generous inheritance waiting for me. May we all walk in the paths and purpose of His will, shining His light because He is always with us. Every moment. We never spend one moment on our own.