WHEREVER I GO
Wherever I go, whatever I do,
whoever I am, I'm going with you.
No matter the time, no matter the place, however I move, you walk at my pace. On every day of every year
the weather may change,
but you're still here.
Jesus, you're the light for the journey, you're the destination and the road.
You provide the signs along the highway, you're the best companion I know.
We could be delighted or dejected,
at the beach or standing in the rain, Jesus, you will never ever leave us,
we can trust your blood and your pain.
Take all our fear,
make us brave, make us strong; earth is our home,
this is where we belong.
I woke up out of a dream where people were asking me to sing songs with some kids before a big outdoor service. I knew that they didn’t know my songs, but I thought I’d try an oldie with them, ‘Walkin down the road’. I woke up thinking I needed to write an updated version of the song. This is it. That I used the opening words of our wedding Bible text (Genesis 28:15) was completely unknown to me at the time. I only realised it later. Dorothy helped to improve the chorus, while Thom wrote the melody of the bridge and had various other suggestions that improved the song.
Last Monday, November 19, I got back home after a 4 week trip, mostly in Queensland.Only possible because of
He's been my driver for the past 7½ years, for trips to Victoria, ACT, NSW and Queensland. He likes to label himself as 'Ray the Roadie', but he's a lot more than that. For the churches & schools I've sung at, we both set up the sound gear - the amps, guitars et al. He then retires to a back seat, while I sing & play. Afterwards, at schools, we take the gear down together. But at churches, he looks after the gear, while I talk with people & sell CDs & books. We get to stay with people most places , & we both love meeting people, enjoying their terrific hospitality.
This trip was his swan-song. I know he's enjoyed the driving & meeting people, but I still don't know how to say thank you. In his modest, self deprecating way, he'd reject the label of 'Servant of Christ', but he's been that for me, & together we've been able to serve people in many places.