Our small gathering at a family's home last night was sweet. I think there were 16 of us there, mostly students. We had potluck for dinner and somehow we ended up with mostly tofu dishes... I'm not complaining at all, I LOVE tofu and I've been thinking about eating tofu for the last couple of days.
Anyways, after our dinner, we gathered in the living room to sing some hymns. I think it was really good because most of the songs that we sang are slow and mellow-ish, which is perfect for smaller gatherings. And one of the songs that I really enjoyed was "Though the world may promise me more". I have the lyrics copy pasted below and the link so you can hear the tune to it (yes, the tune is the same as Ernie's lullaby, but obviously the hymn has much more meaningful words too it haha).
This hymn has always been one of my favorite. I guess every time I sing it, it's like a reminder to me. The world, doesn't matter how big it is, will never satisfy our small heart. Even though it promises us with so many riches, it will all pass away, everything is temporary. However, our God is eternal, that's why we just have to be filled with Him! Of course, in some days we will fail or go through hard times, but don't get discouraged, we just have to call on Him and invite Him in! Just remember, we were made to be THOROUGHLY filled with the Lord! Compared to what the Lord is offering us, which is His life, the world's promises is nothing.
- Though the world may promise me more,
I'm just made to be filled with the Lord.
Nor it's life worth living a day,
For the things that will soon pass away.
Doesn't matter how rich or successful I'd be,
Or how many pleasures be offered to me.
There's nothing that compares to my destiny—
To be thoroughly filled with the Lord.
- Now although I'm still kind of small,
And the future is in front of me.
In my heart I've heard the Lord's call,
Just to follow Him absolutely.
Though the path may be holding
Much joy or much pain,
What matters is that more of Him I would gain,
Regardless what happens,
I never would change.
'Cause I'm made to be filled with the Lord.
Yes, I'm made to be filled with the Lord.