God’s song

If you were to drop by my garden unexpectedly while I’m working in it, you’d have a good chance of finding me singing. I’m not warning you ahead of time in order to avoid your calling Animal Control about a bobcat on the loose. I am simply trying to make the point that being close to nature puts a song in one’s heart.

There are many hymns that invoke the sounds and sights of a garden. At every turn in a natural setting, one might find a horticultural treasure that inspires a person to break out in a song of praise. Continue reading “God’s song”

In five years time

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do for them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12).

It was 1992 and I had just overheard a conversation between a senior saint and a young song leader. The older man declared: “We have eight hundred songs in our hymn book. Why would we need any other songs?”

To which the young man replied: “In five years time we will be singing none of the songs in that hymnbook.”

Here are some of my reactions: Continue reading “In five years time”