This week, Josh preached from Numbers 21:4-9/John 3:14-21 on healing brokenness. Our songs were gathered as a declaration of the work of Father, Son, and Spirit in the midst of our Lenten Journey. Below, you’ll find the list of the songs and artists. Clicking the song titles will take you to the lyrics. Below the songs, there is a brief explanation of how this week’s songs fit together. If you want to talk about any of these, feel free to comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wandering by Jameson McGregor
Holy Spirit by Jesus Culture
In the Night by Andrew Peterson
How They Fit In:
There are many ways to think about the significance of songs and the way they fit together–-this is simply one way you can look at these songs in light of this week’s theme.
Just a Closer Walk With Thee: This song expresses a desire to draw closer to Jesus, who knows just how weak humanity can be, but is strong enough to carry us through our most difficult temptations.
Wandering: This song underscores the faithfulness of God to God's people even when we try to put words in God's mouth and try to use God as a tool for our own success. As we wander through the wilderness of Lent, we can rest assured that God is faithful to us.
Holy Spirit: This song is a sort of invitation for the Holy Spirit to be present with us. The Holy Spirit by no means needs our permission to be with us as we worship, and we have no reason to believe that we have the power to command the Spirit's presence. That being said, the invitation-like form of this song allows us to express a desire to experience the presence of God in a particular way--different from, perhaps, the way we experience God's presence when we walk to the kitchen or drive to work. In the context of Lent, the presence and power of the Spirit is our connection to the story of Jesus--the same Spirit who is present with Jesus in the Gospels is present with us as well.
In the Night: We will be singing this song for the next couple weeks, as we have every week this Lenten season, adding a verse each time. Lent is often a rough time for us as we confront who we are and who we are becoming, and this song does a good job at placing hardship and hope side by side.
Be Thou My Vision: We will be singing this every week in Lent as well--as we close our services, we will ask God once again to be our vision and wisdom as we continue on for another week in the desert of Lent.