Today I heard a moving song on the radio which I sang in college with the Wooster Chorus, “There is a Balm in Gilead”. I heard it sung a few years later when, after I graduated, our church hosted them on tour. A member attending the concert shared the news that her son, a Navy pilot, had just died in Desert Storm. The song was dedicated in his honor. It was a very emotional moment.
When I feel wounded, I am left with a crack in my soul. If I allow others to help me heal, they are Jesus’ light shining through that crack. May I also be that light of healing and hope for others.
There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole; There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul.
Sometimes I feel discouraged, and think my work’s in vain, But then the Holy Spirit revives my soul again.