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What God Recycles

August 7, 2017

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;

his mercies never come to an end;

they are new every morning;

great is your faithfulness.

“The Lord is my portion,”

says my soul,

“therefore I will hope in him.”

Lamentations 3:22-24 

The Rivers of Life Clergy Band played at a BBQ recently. One of the many joys of my life is playing bass and sharing the seasons of life with that group.*

Among the songs we play is a contemporary version of Great is Thy Faithfulness, which includes these lyrics —

I can’t remember a trial or a pain
He did not recycle to bring me gain

I can’t remember one single regret
In serving God only, and trusting His hand
All I have need of, His hand will provide
He’s always been faithful to me

— I have those kinds of trials and pains that God’s recycled, and so do you. Join me this week in letting that reality be part of the testimony we share.


*All five members of The Rivers of Life Clergy Band are pastors in The Illinois Great Rivers Conference of The United Methodist Church. Currently in our eighth year, we can bring our blend of classic rock, blues, country and contemporary Christian music to your event. All proceeds from our ministry go to our Conference’s current missions projects, for which we’ve raised almost $10,000 over the years. At present, that emphasis revolves around our five Conference Agencies dealing with children, youth, and families in crisis. Check us out on Facebook where we’re simply Rivers of Life at We’d love to come to your place!




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