February 7th, 2021

Words that Matter: We Wait, We Hope, We Stay

Psalm 147: 1 “Praise the Lord! How good it is to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.”

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words matter.’ I know that’s not the way that childhood saying goes, but I think it’s more truthful. Words do matter. In this day and age of social media, where opinions and reactions are made public instantly, what we say and how we say it, matters. In our series “God is Holding Your Life”, we’ve been hearing words from the book of Psalms spoken about God and to God. The Psalms contain words that describe God’s power and majesty, words about God’s intimate knowledge and care for each of us, and words that help and encourage us in life’s challenges.

For centuries, Christians have declared who God is and what that means for their lives with words and music. We sing hymns and songs of praise that tell the stories of our faith and what we believe. The lyrics of “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art”, “The Old Rugged Cross”, and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” are just a few of the hymns of praise with words that matter. Even though we can’t safely sing together these days, we can still raise our voices in praise to God with words that have meaning and power. Thanks be to God.

Knox Presbyterian Church will continue to offer ONLINE worship services only. Please join us here for a time of prayer, music, and worship.