It is always a challenge to put together a service that falls on a national holiday. This weekend we remember, Memorial Day, is a day of remembering those who lost their life for the freedom that we have here in the United States! We showed a video this morning that honored their memory well http://www.worshiphousemedia.com/mini-movies/31170/We-Remember I love the ending of Scripture John 15:13 “No greater love than this, that one lays down their life for their friend”. I said this morning that there is no one who understands that more than God does, as His Son was the ultimate sacrifice for our sin! Such love!
Pastor Mike’s message this morning spent time talking about Abraham’s faith! As we read in Scripture and know how God has been faithful to them, we also know that God doesn’t change and He is faithful today! Faith is a genuine action! We see all through the Scriptures God’s faith! He is good, this morning through the music we are reminded of that goodness…His faithfulness! So as we sang this morning, the attributes and characteristics of God that we sang of remind us of how faithful He is! At the end of the song set we are challenged with a great hymn of the church “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place”…such powerful words! Do we believe that. As I was singing this morning I found myself worshipping during this hymn in such a way that it I blocked out the fact that I was leading. It was so important to me that I had completely focus on what I was singing, the words that were coming from my mouth. Now you may say, “shouldn’t your focus be on God completely Pastor Scott as you worship?” Please understand my job as the worship leader, I am responsible to lead the congregation, vocal team and band, as we worship, so it is a juggling act many times! This morning though, I took a break as we sang “My faith has found a resting place not in device or creed, I TRUST THE EVER LIVING ONE HIS WOUNDS FOR ME SHALL PLEAD. I need no other argument I need no other plea. It is enough that Jesus died and that He died for me!” As we went into that chorus of “My faith has found a resting place” I was taken to the throne of God in worship! Thank you God, I have faith in YOU!
It is my prayer as each Sunday morning we worship together, that our time goes beyond songs, and style…but that the words we sing carry a lot of meaning and hold great truths of the attributes and character of God! I trust that you are engaging not with the worship team, but with God! I trust that the words you sing ring true as you sing such a great commitment to God such as “My faith has found a resting place”!
Who do you put your faith in?