MAKE ME A BLESSING
One of the jobs I have as church organist is to play music for funerals. It’s not an easy part of my job, but yet, I am honored to provide music, which can be a comfort, to those who mourn the loss of their loved one. If I do not have special requests, I try and find songs that speak to me about the person who passed away. Last week, I didn't have to think hard about a song for LuAnn C. In our hymnal it is #505, “Out in the highways and byways of Life”. As I listened to the testimonies from friends and family, and also, just because I knew LuAnn, I know this song was a good choice. In those moments at the funeral, I know from first hand experience, that there is a numbness and much happens that is just a blur. So whether anyone heard the song or not, in my heart, I played this for LuAnn, and for those who love her.
Out in the highways and byways of life, many are weary and sad;
Carry the sunshine where darkness is rife, making the sorrowing glad.
Tell the sweet story of Christ and His Love, tell of His power to forgive;
Others will trust Him if only you prove true every moment you live.
Give as ’twas given to you in your need, love as the Master loved you;
Be to the helpless a helper indeed, unto your mission be true.
Make me a blessing, make me a blessing,
Out of my life may Jesus shine.
Make me a blessing O Savior I pray
Make me a blessing to someone today.
In loving memory of LuAnn, and with the prayer that we all can be a blessing to someone today,