Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. - Colossians 3:16
Have you ever wondered why singing is so important to Christians?
Maybe you haven't. Maybe you think singing is for the “gifted.” Or maybe (especially on Sunday morning) you think “I don't feel like singing.”
This Sunday, with a single guitar and our voices we will remind ourselves that each week when we sing something amazing is happening. Something miraculous. The Spirit of God is placing His word into our hearts so that it will take root and echo throughout our week the good news of Jesus! Sweet melodic ammunition to fight off lies of the enemy. Songs that remind us that God is with us and for us, that He hears us, and that we are His and He will defend us. And all this takes place through the lifted voices of the saints.
Singing is important to us, because it is important to God. It is important to God because it is His truth for us, given to us in love.
The Lord has gifted us with many musicians and artists to build up the Church in love and beauty, stirring our affections towards Jesus, helping us to worship the Lord in spirit and truth, and all of it is in service to one thing. The word of God.
So join us in praying for our time of singing. Pray that the word of God would dwell in us richly through the songs that we sing!
Whether for hope or from hope, from faith or for faith, from joy or for joy...may we sing loudly and boldly, never forgetting the glorious grace of Jesus Christ our King!
Deacon of Music and Arts at The Paradox Church