In a recent blog that I was reading I came across this response from a reader. What I found interesting that it wasn't the words of the person blogging, but rather a response to a song that was mentioned in the blog, "Revelation Song." Here is what this person had to say after listening to the son!
"I'm an atheist but deep down I'm really beginning to wonder. Something violent but honest and true stirring in me. I think about my life and everything I've accepted and said was true and realize that whatever it was that seemed so important has come and gone, but I seem to endure. I wonder if all that is like the clouds coming and going, but what we really are is the sky to witness it all. I think about a name so much now. YAHWEH."
Sometimes the very power and presence of God is discovered in the lyrics of a son, or even in the melody that was given to a song writer, and yes even in the combination of both melody and lyrics. What I believe this individual was responding to was the fact that when we place Christ at the forefront of our lives and our daily endeavors, others are moved, not by what we are saying or even singing, but by God's presence in what we are saying and singing. I think Psalm 67 best describes what I am talking about:
Psalms 67:1 God be merciful to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us, Selah :2 That Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. :3 Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. :4 Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You shall judge the people righteously, And govern the nations on earth. Selah :5 Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. :6 Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us. :7 God shall bless us, And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.” (Psalms 67:0–7 NKJV)
In this Psalm, David reminds us that we are to focus on, "praising God." When we are actively doing that we can be assured, just as David reminds us that, "...our own God, shall bless us."