It has been such a long time people! I have been extremely busy with school and everything. However, I really enjoyed this past weekend. We had a end-of-the-semester banquet this past Saturday, and all of the students got to share. It was so enjoyable to hear each one’s portion and to see how the Lord worked in each student this semester. Sunday was also great! A sister got baptized, and I got to blend with saints that I usually do not see. At first, I was hesitant to go to lunch with the saints and just wanted to go home to sleep. But praise the Lord! It was so enjoyable to spend time with fellow Christians. I really have been enjoying this hymn,Once by nature we were dead in sin. It is so good to get together in oneness to enjoy the Lord with other believers, and many times we need the body of Christ to bring us back into the enjoyment of the Lord.
Once by nature we were dead in sin,
In a world of utter discord;
But together God has quickened us,
Raised us up to sit together with the Lord.
Jesus is getting us together,
Come and see the saints in one accord.
His love is knitting us together,
To the stature of the fullness of the Lord.
Thus with all saints we can apprehend
All the vast dimensions of God.
Knowing Christ’s love passes all we know,
We’re together filled to fullness with our God.
Now we know the purpose of our God,
Visible the mystery became:
Christ, the church, together now we see,
And together put the enemy to shame.
For this cause we pray the Father God—
Strengthen Thou with might our inner man;
Make Yourself at home in all our hearts,
Root us, ground us in Your love and for Your plan.
In the Body we’ll be fitly framed
As the many members Christ supply;
Working in the measure of each part,
All by growth in love the Body edify.
Now we’re one His purpose to fulfill,
As the one new man of His plan.
Unto Him be glory in the church,
And in Jesus Christ forevermore—Amen!