Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
Psalm 95:2 NIV
Come Into His Presence
One of the most remote and least used border crossings between the US and Canada is the Nighthawk and Chopaka crossing between Loomis Washington and Cawston British Columbia. Averaging just 28 vehicles per day, the crossing is the least used land border in Washington State. In 2012, a new facility, which employs advanced technologies, replaced the former customs house. The area west of the station is the most remote part of the contiguous US border, passing through the Cascade Mountains.
Even if you aren’t much of a singer, the moment you receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord, God puts a song in your heart. Music has always been a part of the worship of God’s people. It shouldn’t surprise us – music touches the heart and expresses the deepest desires and emotions. If we truly love Jesus Christ, if we have offered our lives to God, if we have experienced his forgiveness and redemption, we want to express our gratitude. The most common way to do so is through song. When I was in Bible School, one of my classmates had come out of a cult into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He couldn’t hold a tune, but he loved to sing praise to God for what He had done. I loved watching him sing with abandonment – he just let it all out and brought joy to us all. If that kind of worship was a blessing to us, I can’t imagine how it blessed God. King David understood this and wrote in Psalm 95:2: “Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” Take time today to sing thanks.
These have been words from the heart.