Do we really understand what we’re singing? Have you ever raised your Ebenezer? Just what is a bulwark, anyway? What about that Christmas angel Herald/Harold? Was that really his first name? Beulah Land. Where exactly is that? A sheave. Isn’t that a woman’s dress? What about fetters? Are they for eating like apple fritters? A Siren tune – scary or inviting?
If we don’t understand what we’re singing about, should we be singing it? Scripture tells us to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord all the earth.” (Psalm 98:4) But it also says “man perishes for lack of understanding.” (Hosea 4:6)
If we don’t have understanding, we’re missing out. Too often there’s meaning that we miss because we don’t make a connection between the goofy sounding, outdated or strange word & the message God wants to convey & for us to receive. With a little understanding, we can sing these odd words & be blessed with a deeper & richer communion with God. Let’s take some time to look closer at church songs & raise our Ebenezer to the glory of God.
Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 AM from April 13-May 25. Facilitated by Barb Enerson at FBC. No homework and no book order. Just bring your bible to learn from God’s word together with other women. Sign up