If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking today is Monday. You’ve probably had to remind yourself a few times already that it’s Tuesday and you’ve been busy running around playing catch up all day trying to recover from the busy long weekend. You’re probably scrambling to figure out what to make for dinner tonight and how to get it all done before you need to take your son to swim class later this afternoon. If this sounds familiar, I’ve got a hymn for you:
O Jesus Christ, grow Thou in me,
And all things else recede;
My heart be daily nearer Thee,
From sin be daily freed.
Each day let Thy supporting might
My weakness still embrace;
My darkness vanish in Thy light,
Thy life my death efface.
In Thy bright beams which on me fall,
Fade every evil thought;
That I am nothing, Thou art all,
I would be daily taught.
More of Thy glory let me see,
Thou Holy, Wise, and True;
I would Thy living image be,
In joy and sorrow too.
Fill me with gladness from above,
Hold me by strength divine;
Lord, let the glow of Thy great love
Through all my being shine.
Make this poor self grow less and less,
Be Thou my life and aim;
Oh, make me daily through Thy grace
More meet to bear Thy name.
This hymn has been in my head for the last couple of weeks so I’ve been using the words of the chorus as my prayer to the Lord. How wonderful that each day we can experience the Lord’s supporting might embracing our weaknesses, our darkness vanishing in His light and His life effacing all our death. Every day, whether it’s Monday or Tuesday, we can learn that we are nothing and He is all. May this be all our prayers this week – “O Jesus Christ, grow Thou in me and all things else recede!”