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Christine’s song

Have you read our cover article for August about Christine Trettin and how she found peace during her battle with cancer? If not, read the article, "My Christian life: Finding true peace through Psalm 23," on FIC's website. Then come back and check out this neat side story.

Songwriter Mike Westendorf, worship leader at St. Paul, Muskego, Wis., wrote a song for Christine Trettin right after he heard her story at church in April.

“I had gone to bed the night before, praying over and thinking about Christine and her testimony,” says Westendorf. “Woke up at about 6 a.m. with the bulk of the song written as I got up. . . . Songs don’t usually come that quickly for me, so it definitely was a focused inspiration.”

The congregation’s worship band debuted the song a week later so Christine could hear it via livestream. “I was actually directing the livestream . . . when they did the song live,” says Joel Trettin, Christine’s husband. “I had to sit down and just put my head in my hands and cry. So beautiful.”

Here's the refrain:
While there’s breath in my lungs, let my life tell the story
Of the God of Amazing Grace.
When my breath is all gone, with no words left to say
I will run to your arms where my story was made

Listen to the whole song and watch the music video that was designed for it.

FIC's Bible-reading plan

Trace God's story of grace in this Bible-reading plan for 2021. Participate online and you'll have access to the full Bible passages for each week. Start at any time. All the previous readings are listed at forwardinchrist.net/bible-readings-2021.
Bible Study Month
Bible Study WEEK 29
Bible Study WEEK 30

Check out these articles from the August issue:

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