This summer, Pastor Trey has been preaching from the song book – the Biblical song book of Psalms. That’s right, the Psalms were meant to be sung. Some of them even had specific tunes associated with them. We don’t know any of those tunes because they didn’t have a way to write down the music. However, we can be thankful we have the words! Many modern song writers use words straight from the Psalms today as they write songs that express praise, prayer, thanksgiving, lament, worship, and the truth of God’s love, faithfulness, and righteousness.
When we read the Psalms, it is clear that God expects us to express our worship in songs of praise and thanksgiving. Through music in worship, every time we sing we are able to express our love for God as He reveals His love for us. When Jesus was asked, “What is the greatest commandment?” He said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37) The apostle John wanted us to know about God’s love when he wrote, “We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. (1 John 4:16) One of the first songs most of us learned as kids taught the truth of this love – Jesus Loves Me. When we realize how much God loves us, and that He sent His son, Jesus, to be our Savior, we can’t help but sing His praises!
One of the songs we will sing this Sunday is a wonderful expression of this love God has for us. Join us as we sing the simple but profound words of song-writer Kurt Kaiser,
Oh, how He loves you and me.
Oh, how he loves you and me;
He gave His life, what more could He give?
Oh how He loves you; Oh, how He loves me;
Oh, how He loves you and me!