Daily Devotion December 2, 2022

Marie’s daily verse: Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience (COLOSSIANS 3:12).

DAILY DEVOTION, December 2, 2022

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord (Colossians 3:16).

I grew up in a musical family. My Dad played the organ at church for over 50 years. My mom lent her beautiful soprano voice to the choir and sang many solos. The one I remember most was when she sang, “God so loved the world.” I can still hear her singing that song in my mind. I must admit that in my youth, I was not much of a Christian. But the music of the hymns and their powerful message was embedded in my heart. That’s why we sing at church. The great hymns of the faith express the Gospel to us in song. “Amazing Grace” is one such song, but there are many others.

In our verse, Paul states that as we sing together, the word of Christ is implanted in our hearts. So, sing, even if you can’t carry a tune. Or read the words of each hymn. They will build your faith in Jesus. Sing with grace in your heart, and your faith will grow. Yes, we preach and teach to help others grow in faith. But we also sing for the same purpose.

Father, I thank You for the music of the church. As we sing words of faith together, those words become embedded in our minds, and our love for You grows. Thank You for Marion (and Dorothy before her), who does so much to help us make music in our hearts. In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.

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