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Devotional #7: When Marion Anderson was forbidden to sing in Constitution Hall in 1939, she sang “Deep River” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Deep river, my home is over Jordan.Deep river, Lord, I want to cross over into campgroundO don’t you want to go to that Gospel-feast?That Promised Land where all is peace? According . . .
Devotional #6 Revelation 22: 1-2 The River of Life Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with . . .
Devotional # 5: Isaiah 48: 17-19 I am the Lord your God:who teaches you for your own good,who leads you in the way you should go.O that you had paid attention to my commandments!Then your prosperity would have been like a river,and your success like the waves of the sea;your offering would have been like . . .
Devotional #4: Psalm 36 Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,your faithfulness to the clouds.Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,your judgments are like the great deep;you see humans and animals alike, O Lord. How precious is your steadfast love, O God!All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.They feast . . .
Devotional #3: Last year I wrote a devotional based on this poem by Lucille Clifton: the river between us in the river that your father fishedmy father was baptized. it wastheir hunger that defined them, one, a man who knew he couldfeed himself if it all came down,the other a man who knew he needed . . .