The message Christ brought to the world is alive today just as much as it was when He walked on earth. His words are Timeless, Comforting, Vibrant and Real to all who accept Him into their life and follow Him.
On March 16th, our Sanctuary Choir sang an anthem which reflects this very message, and we all were blessed! Thank you, Choir, for the work you put into this piece in order to convey its message to all those who heard it. You reached our souls when you sang:
“Come to Me, all who labor, and rest I will give.
Take my yoke upon you and learn of Me.
For my yoke it is easy, my burden is light.
Come to me, labor not, and rest.
My peace I leave with you, my friend.
Such a peace the world cannot give unto your soul
and the love which has made you be now your strength.
Come to me all who carry the sorrows of life.
Come to Me, labor not and rest.”
Something new is starting to occur in our Sunday morning services. On occasion, the special music from the 9:30 service also will be presented in the 11:00 o’clock service and, at times, the Praise Team will present a number in the 9:30 service. Such was the case on March 9th when the Praise Team sang, “The Revelation Song.” The exchange of musical groups will give some insight into the different styles of worship which exist within our two morning services. God receives all praises which come from the heart.
The next examples of this exchange will occur on Palm Sunday (April 13th) when the Sanctuary Choir will present to both services, “Lift Up Your Heads” and on Easter Sunday (April 20th) when the Baptist Belles Hand Bell Choir is schedule to present a medley of, “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” coupled with, “I Serve a Risen Savior.”
All musical groups in our church ask God to guide in the selection, rehearsing and presentations of their music so that those who come to worship will indeed draw closer to The Lord, and our Heavenly Father will be truly honored.
This article originally appeared in the April 2014 edition of the FBC newsletter. Click here to view the rest of this newsletter.