The Anthem


“…behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20 ESV

Tear to My Eyes

One of the great privileges I have is speaking at the Beaver Creek Bible Camp during the summer. Situated about half an hour north of Riverton, Manitoba, this little camp reaches kids from all walks of life. Some of the fondest memories I will ever have is watching the Lord work powerfully in these young hearts.

Another thing I really enjoy at the camp is the music. The band there does an amazing job of leading the campers into God’s Presence through song. It’s a powerful tool the Lord uses to soften even the most stubborn hearts.

There is one song in particular that gets to me every time. They usually sing it on the last day of camp just before releasing the campers back to their world. It brings tears to my eyes almost every time I hear it. I now want to share it with you. Please enjoy Matt Redman’s “Never Once.”

I Can Tell You

After walking with Jesus for over forty years, I can tell you that the words of this song are absolutely true. No matter what I have encountered, I have never done it alone. Even when there were times the Lord seemed to be a million miles away, when I would look back later, I could see the signs that He was with me all the time. Even during the times when I tried to run away, I would always find myself running right smack-dab into Him. He never left me alone, even for a moment. That’s probably why this song moves me so deeply.

Not Surprised

On that Day when we all stand before the King, I would not be surprised at all if this was one of the songs we will sing before His throne. I can see missionaries, martyrs, working men, and housewives, with tears streaming down their faces, all lifting there voices and singing loudly, “Never once did we ever walk alone!” I believe it will forever be one of the anthems of those who have spent their lives living in the Reign.”


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