Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms [and] hymns [and] spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
[Col. 3:16 NASB95]
Here we are again, Warriors for Christ!
I am very thankful for you opening this email and allowing me to share another encouragement with you. So, I will take you to a time and a place some of you younger readers have never been, and some of you more seasoned believers may remember very well.
I’ve recently been listening to ‘Jesus Music’ from the ’60s and ’70s, and WOW! Here was a generation being transformed by the power of Christ and the music, of course, followed. The pure voices and instruments coming forth in this music from those set free by the Lord are heart-melting. Whether it was gospel, rock, or folk-influenced, the music was so spiritually raw that my heart longs for that rebirth of purity in our youth, the wonder and the beauty of the Lord once again!
When I hear it, it speaks of freedom! Freedom from the status quo of “religion” where music defines our finding a relationship with Jesus!
Jesus has given us all a song to sing.
“Sing that sweet sweet song of salvation And let your laughter fill the air
Sing that sweet sweet song of salvation And tell the people everywhere
Sing that sweet sweet song of salvation To every man and every nation
Sing that sweet sweet song of salvation And let the people know that Jesus cares”
From the song: Sing That Sweet Sweet Song of Salvation-Released in 1969 by Larry Norman