Students sitting outside Bockman
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

God be with you till we meet again;
by good counsels guide, uphold you,
with a shepherd's care enfold you;
God be with you till we meet again.

Refrain
Till we meet, (till we meet,)
till we meet, (till we meet again,)
till we meet at Jesus' feet; (till we meet,)
till we meet, (till we meet,)
till we meet, (till we meet again.)
God be with you till we meet again.

God be with you till we meet again;
holy wings securely hide you,
daily manna still provide you;
God be with you till we meet again.  Refrain

God be with you till we meet again;
when life's perils thick confound you,
put unfailing arms around you;
God be with you till we meet again.  Refrain


It seems like I have been saying goodbye too often lately. Good friends are retiring, seeking new calls or simply finding they are too tired to continue serving where they are. To them, I join in the words of our hymn: "God be with you". Then there are those who leave this mortal existence and have already realized the promise of the resurrection. To them I sing: "Till we meet at Jesus' feet." Again and again, this simple hymn gives us just the right words to ease those times of parting, and to hold us in their care and hope for a time to come, "God be with you till we meet again."

Comforting God, thank you for gift of relationship. Help us to treasure every moment we have with our fellow travelers and to do whatever we can to be good companions. Amen.

Rodger C. Prois, '93
Bishop, Western Iowa Synod, ELCA


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