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Mar 01

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

How often do we stray from God and forget His Truth revealed to us, whether we are in times of joy and peace or in times of trial and need? When was the last time we took the time to be still in God’s presence and listen to Him? Can we remember when we last heard the voice of Jesus speaking to us? How have we responded to Him?

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say is a beautiful hymn and a personal favourite. It’s a good reminder to reflect on Jesus in times of trouble, and remember that we can come to Him as we are. He is all we need, our Saviour and giver of life to the fullest.

“I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”

Sung by the Choir of Manchester Cathedral under the direction of Christopher Stokes

Author: Horatius Bonar, 1846
“Kingsfold” English Traditional Tune, 1893

Do we know that Jesus is our rest?

Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

 Have we received Jesus’ life-giving water?

John 4:13-14 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

John 6:35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”

John 7:37-38 On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.

 Will we follow Jesus and walk in His light of life?

John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts. (Psalm 95:7-8; Hebrews 3:7-8,15; 4:7)

-Stephanie Lim