Song for Today: Friday, April 3, 2020

Be Unto Your Name by Lynn DeShazo and Gary Sadler, 1998.

We are a moment You are forever
Lord of the ages God before time
We are a vapor You are eternal
Love everlasting reigning on high

Observe: The contrast is correct. We are only a moment, only a vapor; God alone possesses eternality. The Psalmist David writes,

“Lord, make me to know my end,

And what is the measure of my days,

That I may know how frail I am.

Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths,

And my age is as nothing before You;

Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor. Selah” (Psalm 39:4–5, NKJV)

We must always recognize that only in Him do we live, move, and have our being (Acts 17:28). Although our days are measured, rather than worry, for we cannot add a single hour to our span of life, Jesus says to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things (our physical needs) will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33, ESV).

Verse 2 speaks to what should be our greatest concern; our eternity.

We are the broken You are the healer
Jesus Redeemer Mighty to save
You are the love song we’ll sing forever
Bowing before You blessing Your name

“Broken” is not quite accurate.  You were dead in the trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1). Jesus healed thousands during his earthly ministry, giving sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, mobility to the lame, and life to the dead. But each category of miracle pointed to a greater reality. When John the Baptist’s wondered if Jesus was the promised Messiah, Jesus sent him this message. “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.” (Matthew 11:4–5; Isaiah 61:1-2).

The good news is Jesus gives spiritual life to dead sinners. He fulfills the promise to Ezekiel, hearts of flesh replacing hearts of stone (Ezekiel 11:19; 36:26). Jesus is the bread of life. He is the way, the truth, and the life, and he will bring everyone who believes to the Father as his spotless bride fit for eternity in the Kingdom of God (John 6:48; 14:6; Revelation 19:7). 

The Song for Today will return on Monday. Until then, take heart by knowing the anxieties and stress we now face are real but temporary. Our salvation is forever which is why we will never stop singing this chorus.

Holy Holy Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Highest praises Honor and Glory
Be unto Your name.


Pastor Don


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