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Jesus is a rock in a weary land,
a weary land, a weary land;
my Jesus is a rock in a weary land,
a shelter in a time of storm.

No one can do like Jesus,
not a mumbling word he said;
he went walking down to Lazarus' grave,
and he raised him from the dead.  Refrain

When Jesus was on earth,
the flesh was very weak;
he took a towel and girded himself
and he washed his disciples' feet.  Refrain

Yonder comes my Savior,
him whom I love so well;
he has the palm of victory
and the keys of death and hell.  Refrain

As I have been writing this devotion, there have been news reports about bombings, mass shootings, beheadings and war. The prevailing news stories are all associated with terror, fear and death. We want to ask, "Where are you, O Lord in this weary land?" How many times have we asked this question?

When we don't know what to say, or don't seem to have the appropriate words, sometimes a hymn can best express our hope and faith. Where are you, O Lord in this weary land? The answer lies over yonder; it comes not in a savior for whom we must search and find, but rather in a savior who comes to us, holding the keys of victory in his hand!

Almighty God, we live every day in a weary land that is in need of your love and peace. Instill in us hope and faith every day of our life. Amen.

Peter Craig
Gift Processor, Luther Seminary

This God Pause daily devotion is brought to you by the alumni of Luther Seminary.