Woven through yesterday’s cry for help is song trumpeting through the land: today all the people are singing it out loud.
We have not been swallowed up by violent anger
We were not swept away and drowned in their torrent of rage
It’s hard to imagine how it would feel to be told that your children will not follow the Lord. Moses has invested his whole life into the “saving” of God’s people. They have been rescued from Egypt, they have been taught in the wilderness, and now they are about to be given the Promised Land. But even still, they will not choose the Lord with their whole heart.
God sees this future and he instructs Moses to write a song.Read More testimony, song, drifting, vigilance
One of my weekly joys is helping a group of youth at our church prepare for their “rotation” as music worship leaders each month. Each week we meet to choose and rehearse songs that we believe will be meaningful and serve as a means to lead people into a deeper and closer relationship with Jesus.
The talent of my group eclipses my own – by several degrees – and I am sure the members of the congregation recognize and appreciate that.Read More worship, testimony, song
Last night we had dinner with new friends who live on the shores of Georgian Bay. Afterwards our host asked, sort of tongue in cheek, if I wanted to have a deeply spiritual experience? His idea was to walk out onto the ice of the Bay and look at the night sky. I said sure and out we went, our wives choosing to tend to the warmth of the gas fireplace.
Man was it cold. We walked probably 200 meters off shore onto the vast, openness of the Bay.Read More creation, joy, song
In eight brief verses, chapter 15 sets the stage for the final drama, the pouring out of the seven bowls of God’s judgment (plagues, chapter 16). The term “last” (15:1) is “eschatos” in Greek and the basis of the word eschatology, the study of the “last things.”Read More judgment, song, plagues, servant, angels, bowls