Monday, January 18, 2010

Amen

Yesterday morning I was leading worship at my church, as I do regularly on the "3rd Sunday" praise team.

It was a powerful worship, and we ended it with the song God of This City. You may know it (I'll include a youtube video and lyrics at the end of this post if you don't). It ends on a powerful crescendo of "greater things are yet to come; greater things are still to be done in this city" followed by the softer yet powerful truth of "there is no one like our God...there is no one like our God"

In an acapella setting, the voices linger and resonate throughout the sanctuary for a few moments after the last note is cut off. As we basked in that moment a small child's voice, no older than 3, echoed through the auditorium:

"Amen!"

Amen indeed. There is NO ONE like our God! If the smallest of children can feel that so powerfully in her soul...who am I to question?

And yet sometimes I do.

Help me to be like a child on her Father's knee...
to grasp the most awesome and complex of truths
in the simplest of ways.

AMEN




(lyrics are included on the video--and it is the original version from Ireland so they are slightly different, so it's definitely worth a listen)

*God of This City was written by a worship band from Ireland (possibly why it's so close to my heart!) on a missions trip to Thailand. They set up the band in a brothel and sang worship songs right in the heart of the sex trade district...and this song came to them than night as they witnessed the brokenness that surrounded them--that the God they were worshiping was STILL the 'God of these people' and the 'Lord of this nation'
Makes it all the more powerful to know the story...*


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9 comments:

Brooke said...

enough to give you chills isn't it?

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a great song!

Aleta said...

You gave me chills just reading about it! How beautiful!

Christiana said...

I love that song, but I never knew the story about how it was written. Thanks for sharing it! It's really moving. I just LOVE a good worship service!

youthinkyoucanblog said...

That song always gets me in worship! The last few days with Haiti, the song that has been resonating is Chris Tomlin's, I will rise. I can't stop listening to it.

Good stuff.

yonca said...

Love the song!

Trudie said...

AMEN!

Brittany said...

Oooh!
You gave me goosebumps!!!!

This is one of my favorite songs, and my heart could burst by that sweet, little "amen!"

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Live.Love.Eat said...

This song by Diana sounds beautiful. And I LOVE your profile, that moving to a city saved your life. Definitely makes me want to read more.