This content is part of a series.
The Art of Letting Go (5 of 5)
Series: Love At Last Sight
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• Luke 17:33 (NLT)
• Ephesians 2:7-9 (NIV)
1. LET GO OF TRYING TO CONTROL AND GIVE GRACE
• Phil. 2:5-7 (TEV)
• Rom. 15:7 (NIV)
2. LET GO OF BITTERNESS AND EMBRACE GRACE
• Luke 23:34a (NLT)
3. LET GO OF SELFISHNESS FOR THE CAUSE OF GRACE
Every week we get many e-mails and letters from all over the world from people whose lives have been touched by Woodlands Church, and out of all these inspiring letters every week, there is usually one or two that are sort of strange, like the one that I got this last week from a guy in Los Angeles who apparently was inspired by the Love At Last Sight Series, and he wrote me and said that he was on a LA Metro bus at 11:00 p.m. one night when a song came to him, so he sang it out loud, and he said everyone on the bus smiled, and it made them happy, and then he came to the conclusion that maybe this song could change the world. Because he said, everyone he sings it to says, "the world really needs a song like that today", and so he wrote, it's my hope that this song will change the world and it will be sung in churches and bars and subway trains, whistled on streets, sung by soloists, gospel choirs, pop singers, country singers and jazz singers, because this song could change the world. And he took the time to record it on one of those Hallmark cards, and he enclosed it. So I was really anxious to open up the card and hear the song that could change the world.
(SONG) Love is everywhere shining like the sun. Love is on your face when you smile at everyone. Love is in the air. Love is in the clouds. Love is in your laughter when you're laughing out loud. Love is in your voice. Love is on your lips. Loves in your giggle and the wiggle of your hips. Love is everywhere. So sister sing it in the shower. Brother sing it on the bus. Sing it by yourself or you can sing along with us. Sing it everywhere. Love is everywhere. I feel it. (END)
That's my favorite part ... I feel it. Now I don't know that this song can change the world. I don't know that this one song can make the whole world happy, but I know this. It's made me really happy this week. Every time I get just a little bit stressed, I just open up the card ... "Love is everywhere shining like the sun. Love is on your face when you smile at everyone. Love is in the air." And anytime anyone in our office got a little tense this week, I'd say stop. I know what you need. "Love is everywhere shining like the sun. Love is on your face when you smile at everyone. Love is in the air. Love is in the clouds." (And it just changed everything in our office.) " Love is in your laughter when you're laughing out loud. Love is in your voice.