One of the pleasurable tasks I have as a leader of one of the worship groups in our church is to select the songs for the service. The selection process begins with the title of the sermon and the Bible verses our Pastor will use to preach. After praying over the passage, I select songs that I feel are appropriate to set the correct mood and facilitate worship. Recently, our worship teams have been given the directive to introduce new songs to our repertoire. Many of the suggested songs are currently popular on the contemporary Christian music scene and I am happy to oblige. I have also introduced several songs that are much older. These were songs written in the 1980’s and 90’s, popular when I first became a Christian in 1982. I led many small worship groups with these songs and I have fond memories of them. To my surprise, when I introduced many of these songs to my worship team and the congregation, they were unfamiliar with most of them. The songs were so old, they were new!
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
Isaiah 40:8 (ESV)
The older songs resonated with all ages within the congregation. Music styles and genres come and go. The songs were old but the message was still fresh. God’s Word is eternal and His message is relentless. It never fails to change hearts and never returns void!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.