Each month a different member of the Trinity congregation prepares a few words which we hope that you will find interesting and thought-provoking.
Who amongst you has heard of the app Spotify?
I was introduced to this app by my 15 year-old at the end of 2020. It is an app to which you pay a monthly subscription and you then have access to millions of songs and podcasts. I was already paying for my child’s subscription and so a small increase meant I could subscribe too.
So, since late November last year I have been navigating my way around this app, discovering music from my childhood, amusing podcasts to keep my mood boosted, sharing music with my 15 year-old and them saying "Wow, I like that!" But the best thing I have found is a wealth of Christian music. I make a regular beeline for this every day as it truly uplifts me. I have a few favourite songs but one which speaks to me, and I know it does to others in Trinity Church, is ‘In Christ Alone’ by Stuart Townend. The tune has always just popped into my head and I can not help but hum it out loud; and in this last year it has become a bit of an ear-worm and I will find myself just suddenly humming away wherever it pops into my head, usually when I least expect it to happen. It is the first verse which has brought me comfort during this pandemic, reminding me that Christ is there for us whatever we are going through.
In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand.
If you would like to hear a rendition I particularly like, and can go online, to Youtube, here is the link: https://youtu.be/8kvFtXphmMU
A Trinity Church Member