The Selah Service Reflections series features readings from the Psalms with music produced by Selah worship leader, Jeff Johnson. There is also a two minute time for silent prayer featuring the sound of the ocean outside the Abbey of Iona, Scotland.
released November 19, 2017
Psalm 95:1 - 7a
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.
The Summer He Brings
© Sola Scriptura Songs
Matthew 6:25 - 34
(Jesus continued, saying) “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Silent Prayer (2 minutes)
☩Ocean / Abbey of Iona, Scotland
Christ, be with us this day,
Be within us to purify us;
Above us to draw us up;
Below us to sustain us;
Before us to lead us;
And behind us to restrain us;
All around us to protect us.
Christ, be with us this day, Amen.
☩Attributed to Patrick
Music © Jeff Johnson / Sola Scriptura Songs
Total time: 10:40
Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
“The Summer He Brings” from the CD, BENEDICTION
John Fitzpatrick: Violin
Brian Dunning: Flute
Jozef Lupták: Cello
Jeff Johnson: Keys
Tim Ellis: Guitar
“Gloria Patri” from the CD, BROKEN, GAZING
Jeff Johnson: Voice & keys
Janet Marie Chvatal: Voice
Artwork by Kathy Hastings (www.kathyhastings.com