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Advent 2023: If I Can Help Somebody by Steward Thedford Collins



 

"Teach me to do your will, for you are my God: may your good spirit lead me on level ground."


Psalm 143: 10 NRSVUE
 

December 16, 2023



As we enter this Advent season, let's all think about how we can do God's will. Our world is in

turmoil and there is a need for those of us who profess to be Christian to step up and do those

things that help others increase their faith. We can do so by letting our actions towards others

speak volumes about our faith, thereby letting others see how we live our lives and maybe give

them the incentive to live similarly. It is our duty to try and bring others to believe in God. Just as

God gave us the gift of his son, let us give of ourselves so that we and others may be saved.

The lyrics following are a way for us to do just that:


If I can help somebody, as I travel along

If I can help somebody, with a word or song

If I can help somebody, from doing wrong

Then my living shall not be in vain.

Then my living shall not be in vain

No, my living shall not be in vain

If I can help somebody as I sing a song

You know my living shall not be in vain.


Steward Thedford Collins

Steward Pro-Tem

 

Prayer: Father, let us live so we show others the faith we have in You; in Jesus name I pray. Amen

 


Advent Guide 2023


As we stand in expectation of peace on Earth and reflect on the events of our times and the lives of our brothers, sisters and siblings in Christ, we await change and new birth.


We seek, listen and perceive the presence of God in words of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.


We invite you to join us in meditation, reflection, prayer and spiritual disciplines throughout the season of Advent and beyond.


Read along with us each day or download the book to read and reflect along with us offline.


 

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