From: Rich Carlson
Date: April 16, 2020
Subject: ​​​​​​​It's April 16; Good Morning Union




Today is brought to you by the letter I (as in “I” hope you enjoy the snow Lincoln is supposed to get today!!)

I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.”   2 Timothy 1:12

I will never leave you or forsake you.”        Joshua 1:5

I can to all things through him who gives me strength.”    Philippians 4:13

There are a BUNCH of “I” texts and a LOT of “I” hymns!! They all seem to have the same message of hope and assurance developed by the writers of the Bible, and positive statements by God Himself about His commitment to their success. I find both valuable for me today. I can find my strength in Him AND He gives His total commitment to my success in the spiritual/eternal world.

More music today than words. That’s how I’m feeling this morning. This first song by Andrew Peterson is SO powerful to me. Listen closely to the words in this praise hymn from the book of Revelation

Have a great day knowing “Christ Alone,” who “Paid it all,” which means “HE IS WORTHY,”

Pastor Rich

“Is He Worthy” by Andrew Peterson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIahc83Kvp4

“I hear the Savior say… Jesus paid it all”       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5DyeCx8H4U

And here’s a Celtic version because I liked them both! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfUNU-sPwbQ

“In Christ Alone”         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2ld1wI2hT8

Quote for the day:      “20/20 is considered perfect vision. Maybe God is using 2020 for us to see clearly that He’s in charge and the only One who can help us!

PS        uGather @ 10:35 Join us for campus announcements, a devotional by UFC Director Matt Mundall, and an update from our administration. Stay connected; stay informed; stay together as the Union College family. See you on Union's Youtube channel https://youtube.com/unioncollegene"

PPS      Next week for uGather we have a special guest. Nipun Mehta, founder of “ServiceSpace,” and named one of the most inspiring people in the world, will be the featured speaker for the Mayor’s virtual prayer breakfast tomorrow here in Lincoln, and was supposed to be our speaker for “normal” uGather today before the virus issues changed everything. He was able to arrange to speak for us, virtually of course, next Thursday. Tell your friends to join us on line next week! His topic will be, "Building a Compassionate Community."