Bob Marley once stated, "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." There have been many times in my life when pain has been an expended visitor to my life. Times in which I desired to not hurt, to not feel pain, to move past the reality of what I was facing. And then . . . music did something I'll never forget . . . I felt no pain. The last experience I had . . . I remember signing the words of this beautiful song . . .

"I must tell Jesus all of my trials; I cannot bear these burdens alone; In my distress He kindly will help me; He ever loves and cares for His own." Can you hear the melody of this song in your mind? I can. The power of music can never be underestimated. It has a healing effect on human life. Listen to this refrain of this song, "I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus! I cannot bear my burdens along; I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus! Jesus can help me, Jesus alone."

Is your life filled with burdens this Sabbath? Are you filled with distress? Beloved He loves and cares for you in your pain! Tell Jesus . . . realize you don't need to bear your burdens alone. Tell Jesus, He can help you. Jesus alone can provide you what you really need. This Sabbath, we are privileged to hear the power of music through the ministry of Jamie Jorge. With his testimony and violin, he will lead us into the throne room of God.

May you this Sabbath feel no pain. May you this Sabbath sense the presence of God as you hear and feel the music from the music minister today. One last thought, "Music is of heavenly origin. There is great power in music. It was music from the angelic throng that thrilled the hearts of the shepherds on Bethlehem's plains and swept around the world. It is in music that our praises rise to Him who is the embodiment of purity and harmony. It is with music and songs of victory that the redeemed shall finally enter upon the immortal reward." - Lt and Ms, Vol. 2 1869.

So, until the next time, this is Pastor Tello reminding you that thoughts do change lives!


Pastor Howard Tello