"So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering." (Romans 12:1, MSG)

Monday, April 14, 2014

#LukeActs2014 - Luke chapter 15

The Common English Bible has but one paragraph title for all of Luke chapter 15 - Occasions for celebration. These occasions are the parable of the lost sheep, the parable of the lost coin, and the parable of the lost son.  They are occasions for celebration, of course, because all three things that had been lost were found. 

We know God experiences great joy over changed hearts and lives (v. 7), but what about our response when God has found us? I think our response should be, in just one word, worship. 

There are plenty of worship songs that sing about this...Amazing Grace being the most famous, I'm sure. Another one I have always been rather fond of is And Now My Lifesong Sings because of the idea it conveys that our lives are songs sung to God. My friend and colleague, John Webster, beautifully sang this song in our chapel last week specifically for this blog on Luke chapter 15. Enjoy.

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