“The music is soft, our hearts are raw, we come needy. As the melody plays we each find strength to sing. Quietly at first, but with each added voice our courage rises. I believe it. ‘How great your love is for me’. We believe it. Together we find faith to sing it. We’re reaching and we’re feeling the love of God and for a moment we are unified. One heart, one voice, one mind, agreeing with truth.” (1/26/15)
Its beautiful, experiencing the love of God corporately. We each come in the room with our own burdens to lay down. We have tired eyes, broken hearts and broken bodies. Some barely have the strength to lift their eyes, others are hanging onto one verse for dear life. Others have learned to sing through the pain. On our own, we won’t make it.
We sit down in those gray chairs and put our eyes elsewhere. We breathe in deep and let the peace of God minister to our hearts. Together we are able to believe, together we are able to sing. “Woah oh, woah oh, how great your love is for me”.
We need each other. The faith of one brother can give courage to another. Its moments like these, sharing a song, that can change so much. Suddenly its not just me with all my problems and worries trying to sing. Brothers and sisters are singing it with me and now its not so impossible to agree.
14 “For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,[c] 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:14-19