Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

I’ve written a few blog posts in the last while where I’ve asked you whether you had ever noticed how there are some things which happen in films which never ever happen in real life – today it’s time for some more examples of this!

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  1. Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at the precise moment it’s aired.
  2. If you try to pass yourself off as a German officer, it will not be necessary to learn to speak German – you simply need to speak in English with a German accent
  3. All German soldiers speak to one another in English, even when they are alone.
  4. It’s always either foggy or there’s a thunderstorm when someone has to meet someone in a graveyard.
  5. A single match is usually sufficient to light up a room the size of a football stadium.
  6. One man shooting at 20 men has a better chance of killing them all than the 20 men have of killing the man on his own.
  7. All beds have special sheets that always reach to the  armpits of the woman in the bed, but only up to the waist of the man lying beside her.
  8. In Middle America, all gas station attendants have red handkerchiefs hanging out of their back pockets.
  9. Guns are like disposable razors. If you run out of bullets, just throw the gun away. you will always find another one.
  10. If you suddenly decide to start dancing in the street, everyone in the street will know all the steps.

Any of these sound familiar?

Obviously these are complete generalisations because not every film follows the above rules, but I’m sure you’ll agree, you can think of a lot which do!

The sixth piece of music I listed in Music to Touch Our Hearts is the song Lord I Come To You (The Power of Your Love).

This song first really touched me when I was away with Bellshill Band in 2003 on our tour of the Netherland, Germany and Belgium. It particularly reminds me of the service we did in Seraing (Belgium) on the Sunday – In the afternoon we had a march of witness and then in the evening we played in a packed and overflowing hall. What sticks in my mind is the atmosphere in the hall during the meeting, it was electric – We were all very much aware of God’s presence with us that day. Despite the obvious language barriers we faced, the message of God‘s unquestioning love for all of us no matter what our background.

Even after the meeting as we headed back to our base on the coach, we were all still very aware of God’s presence. We all joined together in singing a number of songs/choruses, of which this was one…and again it really moved me.

The few months leading up to the band tour had been difficult for me and little did I know at that time, the few years to follow weren’t going to be any easier. This song became even more special to me over those years as it reminded me of God’s constant presence in my life and His constant love for me.

Even now, every time I hear this song am still get very emotional as it continue to give me reassurance of God’s presence and His love for me.

you can read more about Bellshill Salvation Army Band‘s Easter Tour 2003 on the news page for the tour on the band’s website

Lord I Come To You (The Power of the Cross)

Lord I come to You
Let my heart be changed, renewed
Flowing from the grace
That I’ve found in You
Lord I’ve come to know
The weaknesses I see in me
Will be stripped away
By the power of Your love

~ chorus ~
Hold me close
Let Your love surround me
Bring me near
Draw me to Your side
And as I wait
I’ll rise up like the eagle
And I will soar with You
Your Spirit leads me on
By the power of Your love

Lord unveil my eyes
Let me see You face to face
The knowledge of Your love
As You live in me
Lord renew my mind
As Your will unfolds in my life
In living every day
By the power of Your love

(repeat chorus twice)

And I will soar with You
Your Spirit leads me on
By the power of Your love
(repeat)