Oakwood Family -

In a week where we are trying to remember God as the banner over us and walk in His grace and obedience, one song keeps coming to mind, Let All Things Now Living.

As you reflect on the lyrics and prepare for consecration Sunday where we pledge to our God, the King of the Universe, a portion of what He has given us may you be blessed, may your hearts turn towards gratitude and awe for this great God who loves us all and makes us one.

Let all things now living a song of thanksgiving
To God the creator triumphantly raise.
Who fashioned and made us, protected and stayed us,
Who still guides us on to the end of our days.
His banners are o'er us, His light goes before us,
A pillar of fire shining forth in the night.
Till shadows have vanished and darkness is banished
As forward we travel from light into light.

His law he enforces, the stars in their courses
And sun in its orbit obediently shine;
The hills and the mountains, the rivers and fountains,
The deeps of the ocean proclaim him divine.
We too should be voicing our love and rejoicing;
With glad adoration a song let us raise
Till all things now living unite in thanksgiving:
"To God in the highest, Hosanna and praise!" Amen.

May the shalom of Jesus Christ rest on and fill you!

Pastor Kevin