Its Wednesday in Lesotho. I am between writing a report and not-sure-what-next-after-that. All the while I am listening to this blessing of a song entitled “Lamb of God”. It has made me think how difficult I find it to be unmoved or untouched by songs about God and Jesus. (truth be told, sometimes I am moved to action, other times to guilt/regret etc). Something is always awakened in me: a reminder of my journey to date; expectations about my future; even my fears and concern come to plead their plight when I hear the songs about my Father. Sometimes, I wonder if it is the instruments which are orchestrated in such a way to evoke such feelings and thoughts....then I think of the words that are being used and wonder still whether they are strategically chosen like a marketing tool to encourage album sales or to convert people to Christianity......BUT the truth is God’s word is a like a double-edged sword separating spirit and soul. It breaks apart what most people can’t even differentiate. More often than not our education, vast experiences will stand at the doors of our minds with barriers of scepticism/cynicism prohibiting the words of songs to minister to us. These words which are singing prayers, praise and worship to the Only Being Who loved us enough to give His son up to death and to raise Him up from death to sit at His right hand. This Being Who offers us the same inheritance if we just STOP HARDENING OUR HEARTS and HEAR HIM and FOLLOW HIM. This life with all its flashy news reports, political slogans and campaigns, breaking headlines, billboards, shoe labels, car labels, blacklabels, corona labels blah blah which convince us so easily to change our minds, direction and pursuits YET this song about Jesus Christ is going unheard, failing to move you, failing to speak to you, failing to bring you to your knees in worship, failing to make you open your eyes and see, failing to make you cry at the realisation of the magnitude of who God is and what Jesus did, failing to make you change......Harden not your hearts people! Where your mind goes, your heart and body tend to follow~ what a man thinketh in his heart, he is also (Prov 23.7).
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;