This morning at church we sang songs with lots of words. Not the choruses with repeated phrases, not the tunes with one line sung over and over – loudly, softly, slowly, and fast.
We sang old hymns, some with newer tunes, and we sang new songs as well. All these selections – every one of them – had lots of things to think about in their lyrics.
On top of that, today’s song leader had a beautiful voice and sang the offertory with such feeling and expression that I was totally caught up in the moment. That, too, was a reverent and worshipful experience.
I told my husband I was going to talk to our worship leader after the service and thank her for choosing this type of music for today. “Really?” he said. “She needs to hear it.” I replied.
As I spoke with her, I said that as a reading specialist and as a writer I believed in the value, and the message, and the worshipfulness of words.
We all worship in different ways, and our God is large enough to accept all our heartfelt adoration. What’s great is when the activities focus on Him, not on us, and make us mindful of how great a God we serve.
Our God is an awesome God, He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom, power, and love, our God is an awesome God