Well hello and happy Wednesday church family!
This week Dan and I are bringing you your Wednesday Worship from the AP Nursery room… though it’s much quieter these days without all the tiny new Anchor Point-ers filling the room with their coos and cries. We thought it might be nice to have a change of scenery and maybe some of you have never even been there so, now you’ve seen a new part of the church without even being at church!
The songs we came up with this week might feel a bit nostalgic for some of you… and some of you may be totally unfamiliar with what you’re hearing; but that’s ok, new things are good when the days all blend together. Newness is in the air as spring approaches and days get longer, light gets more abundant and the air smells of life and growth. I love this time… always a reminder that He is making ALL things new. Winters… don’t last forever. Isolation won’t last forever. But what endures is His goodness, His mercies, His LOVE Endures forever.
Our last song today, You Make Me Come Alive, says “it’s always like springtime with You, making all things new, your light is breaking through the dark.” I can tell you with much honesty that when we sat down to sing it, I did not feel like springtime. And it’s funny with songs like this, because often we think… or at least I do… is this just faking it? And singing songs about how I feel about Jesus, I want it to be a love song from the heart, and if I don’t feel it, is it still real. Good thing worship is not about feelings. I can ALSO tell you with 100% honesty that as we sang, and as the light and joyful nature of the song filled the room, the truth of who our God is just flooded my heart and I could engage fully in the words I was singing as He reminded me … He makes me come alive. He makes us all come alive even when we don’t know it or feel it or comprehend His good works… His spirit gives us REAL LIFE, true life, abundant life.
Isaiah 43:18-19 GNTD
But the LORD says, “Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already – you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there.”
The Way – Pat Barrett CCLI Song # 7089024 Holy God – Brian Doerksen CCLI Song # 4841975 Be Unto Your Name – Brian Doerksen CCLI Song # 4841975 The Glory of our King – Matt Redman CCLI Song # 5557031 This is What You Do (You Make Me Come Alive) – CCLI Song # 6143853 CCLI License # 11417007
Please turn up the volume and join us in song. Maybe ask Jesus… what newness are you working on in my heart today? What is springing up from your ever-flowing, never-ending goodness working in my life?
May God bless you church family and be so so near this week.