Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
For thirteen years, my husband, Danny, leads the contemporary service at our church. Once we marry in 2005, I am privileged to join the band, mostly offering alto harmony, and occasionally, contributing an added guitar, percussion instrument, or lead voice.
So, why have I not touted the site where our recordings are preserved before now?
That question begs an answer. One I'm beginning to understand to its fullest.
In these days and times, when in-person church is being denied in many parts of our country, and around the world, Christians are hungry and thirsty for reassurance and consolation as each uncertain day is greeted by a, "What now, Lord?" All of us are seeking to be built up in the faith, to know that, even at a distance, we can be spiritually nourished and sustained.
One of my recent I-miss-my-mom-I-miss-my-daughter-my grands-my son-in-law-my-step-boys moments compel me to return to the inspirational songs we offered every week, be it years ago, at our Sunday praise services. And you know what? All those God-praising songs began to make a seismic shift in my outlook, my hope, my faith.
Perhaps, God had a reason to withhold my sharing with you for a time such as this.
Friends, if you are needing to rejoice, to celebrate, to be uplifted in these dark days, I invite you to visit the Crossroads' website. You can listen to our songs in order, or skip through the library to select the song you desire to listen to. It's as simple as that!
Danny and I both recommend a first song to listen to: "All My Fountains" (Chris Tomlin) from the year 2012. Our drummer, David, just nails it. Talk about energy!
And as you browse and notice songs like "Jingle Bell Rock" or "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," please don't be alarmed. I rewrote the lyrics to contain an irrefutable Christian message. I would love to know your reaction to these!
Actually, what I would truly love, is to hear that having these recordings in your life inspire you to keep on keeping on in your faith journey, trusting that the Lord will provide, and that He will give you the strength and courage to meet the needs of every day you are blessed to live.
Let us never tire of praising the Lord and encouraging each other.
May we sing to the Lord a new song!
In case you have trouble accessing our website, here is the direct link.