March 21, 2020
Many of you have learned by experience that the worship songs we sing and hear at church have a much more meaningful message than the songs of the world. Even so, we often sing these songs without meditating on their message and if there was ever a time to sing the songs of God and letting their message penetrate our hearts and soak into our beings, it is now. They can bring comfort, joy and peace at a time when it is so greatly needed
Many of you who are reading this blog are right now going through a very trying storm. The faith of every child of God is being greatly tested because the current Coronavirus ordeal is touching every one of us and our loved ones in one way or another. Yet, even in the midst of a storm there is always one or two positive things that result from it. In the case of my wife and I, we are more focused on our health needs, are saving quite a bit of money because we’re under “house arrest” and not eating out, and we are spending more quality time together. I’ve washed my hands so much lately, my hands look like a fake rubber chicken.
Returning to the topic of hymns and Christian music, I am being reminded of a little chorus in Spanish we used to sing that said something like this: “The joy that I have, the world did not give it to me, and because the world did not give it to me, neither can it take it away.” The point here is that God’s children cannot let the world, anything, or anybody, including this virus, steal or joy. In my imagination, I am seeing Brother George “Coach” Leos up on the church stage singing: “There aint nothing gonna steal my joy.” To that sentiment we should all say “Amen, Amen, and Amen!
Today’s promise: (Psalm 30:5) “For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing will come in the morning.”