By David Baker - Associate Pastor of Worship Ministries
Exodus 13:21 - 15:2
We are familiar with story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt and into the desert. You remember that Pharaoh changed his mind and decided to chase down the Israelites to bring them back. As God’s people were up against the Red Sea with Egyptians behind them, and the people were fearful for their lives, Moses shares with them that “the Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
We know the rest of the story - God parted the sea; the Israelites crossed over on dry land; the Egyptians followed them; God caused chaos as their wheels came off (I love that!); and then God closed the wall of water over them killing the entire Egyptian army.
And then, the Israelites sang! 15:1-2 “I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted...
The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”
What is the source of YOUR song? What has God done for you that has caused you to tilt you head back and just sing to His glory? How has God moved in YOUR life that brings you to tears as you sing His praises?
Certainly we rejoice and sing because God has redeemed us for His own, and yes, that should continually give us a resason for singing! But when we see Him actively at work around us, we are reminded more fequently of His mercy and grace to all who would believe.
Last Sunday night was one of those times as we reflected on what God did in and through us as members of the ACTION MINISTRY TEAM. We came back after working on those various projects and shared and prayed for those lives for whom we had the honor and privilage to minister to. In fact, Pam, one of those we helped, was there with us giving thanks to God for what He had done through us!
When we are able to be the hands and feet of God to minister to those around us, His blessings are so evident! And our hearts become so full that the only way to express that gratitude is to sing!
Great is Thy faithfulness; Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new merces I see.
All I have needed Thy had hath provide:
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.