The River Flows On: Connections

After hearing the hymn Shall We Gather at the River on Sunday I decided to google it on Monday. In reading about the hymn one article mentioned a part of it was used in a movie called Trip to Bountiful. Being an avid film buff I found the movie on my Amazon Prime and paid to watch it. Although I did not find that hymn (perhaps I just missed it somehow), another one Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling was sung repeatedly.

This led me to a daily meditation book by Sarah Young titled  Jesus Calling. The format of the book includes a short meditation and three scripture verses, one of which I will quote: I pray also that your eyes may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you…His incomparably great power for us who believe… Ephesians 1:18-20

In other words, what greater power is there than to be assured of gathering at the River of Life after death with those we love.

Note: I recommend watching the movie, Trip to Bountiful, with Geraldine Page. (also available on you-tube) and the book, Jesus Calling.

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