It’s Friday…Hear Him Sing

It’s Father’s Day weekend. My father went to be with Jesus six years ago. He loved, loved to sing. That was his happy place. Why not, he was a “chip-off-the-old-block” as they say. He’s now singing his heart out to, and before The One who gave him his voice and passion.

Did you know that God is a singer too? Why would that be a surprise? He created us to sing; one would expect that He has some experience at it Himself, right? Yes, The LORD of all creation sings. That defies our image of the frozen-faced, always disappointed God of higher expectations. Sure, we have failed Him, and our love is far too cold for such a lovely Lord. But that’s not what The LORD of glory focuses on. When judgment is spent, when He looks at a redeemed soul conforming to the image of Christ, God sings. And not because He has to. His heart is all in it.

“He . . . will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)

That boggles our minds, doesn’t it? The God who loves to sing over us. We too often think of His love as obligatory. We think, “He has to love us because He made us and redeemed us, but He really doesn’t enjoy it because of how we’ve failed Him. He has a purposeful love, but not a passionate one.” But that’s not the biblical portrait of God. The Bible pictures Him as highly emotional, deeply grieving over our sin, and dancing in celebration over our repentance. In the Bible, God weeps, rejoices, grieves, dances, laughs, gets angry, and celebrates. And, yes, He sings.

Imagine His voice! In Revelation, His voice sounds like a trumpet (1:10) and running water (1:15). Can you imagine a voice that exceeds all human instruments and the forces of nature? The volume, the tone, the quality, the range! And the creativity of the song must be amazing. The music He produces must be astoundingly beautiful and glorious. And what’s humbling and amazing is that He sings over us.

Today, imagine God, The Father Himself standing over you and singing with a huge smile on His face. No, it doesn’t matter what part of your character remains woefully underdeveloped. Not at this moment, anyway. Picture the singing LORD who can see into your heart, knowing what it will become. Picture the Savior who knows what you will finally look like one day when redemption is complete. Hear Him Sing.

And as I’m thinking about it, my father may be singing His heart out before The Lord at this moment, but I have a hunch that he is overwhelmed by the love and the sound of Our Heavenly Father singing over him. That would make the most passionate of singers speechless and silent in awe.

Have a melodious weekend. Make it better by worshiping The LORD with those who hear the sound of His singing and can’t get enough of it because they know that soon enough they will be enjoying it for all eternity.

All For Jesus – Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else.

“He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, The King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see, to Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:15b-16)

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