‘Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!’ Psalm 150:5 (ESV)
When my five year old starts singing along with a song, you know it has to be a good one. It is not hard to find a music listener who enjoys the music of Rend Collective. Their songs are typically full of high energy music and passionate lyrics, so when they sing a song about celebrating it’s easy to join in. As with any celebration though, there usually is something that is causing joy and excitement. Great music will often do the trick, but what about the greatest truths of history?
God has offered us freedom from sin. Jesus came to live among us, and when it was time, Jesus died in our place on the cross, so we can live. We have eternal life ensured to us in heaven through Jesus’ forgiveness. Do any of these things stir any joy or passion in your life? Well then, join with the notion of the Rend Collective and celebrate our Jesus and His love!
I think the desire to celebrate the great works of God is often a component missing in our worship. Sure we enter worship willing to sing . We may alos agree other Christians that we find the lyrics of our hymns and praise songs true. However, when you proclaim these truths in song, is there any joy or excitement that comes from acknowledging what God has done? Many churches will call Sunday morning worship a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus and his forgiveness, but if Jesus were to show up at the party would He call it a celebration? He is certainly worthy of joyful expressions right?
We all have our own style of expression, so I’m not saying we all need to be shouting and hand clapping, but you know how you look when you are joyful about seeing your wife or that boy who has taken an interest in you. Maybe it is time we approached worship with that same kind of joy and CELEBRATE. The choice in the end is yours. – Timothy
Sweet Sweet Song Rating: 4 Stars