God that saves

Music is powerful, isn’ it. Music features all throughout the Bible, too;

We are encouraged to shout joyfully to the Lord and break into praises in Psalm 98.4.

We are encouraged to give thanks to the Lord with song in Psalm 33.2.

Music accompanies the good times (Jeremiah 20.13), and the bad (Job 30.31).

We see music in times of collective worship (Ephesians 5.19-20, Colossians 3.16), and of personal worship (Habakkuk 3.19).

So, all this considered, we see that music is a gift from God to accompany our lives. Whether we play, or not, whether we can sing well, or not, music is a gift from God to be used in all situations, all to His glory.

That being said, Thursday seems like a good day to share music, no?

This week I have been listening to a song called ‘God that saves‘ by a band called Iron Bell Music, the link is below.

The lyrics are powerful, and remind us who really has the power to change us…and it’s not ourselves.

This soul once torn and beaten
Left without reason to move on
Then You reached down and brought me
Up from the valley of dry bones


You are the God that saves
You are the one that rescues me
You rescue me

As the song moves on we see more of the saving power of our Lord,

Ransomed out of the wreakage
Pulled from the ashes of sin’s hold

We certainly don’t ransom ourselves, we don’t pull ourselves from the ashes of sin’s hold. Think, two drowning people cannot save each other, we need One stood firmly on the side, pulling us out. Why is this a possibility in our lives?

Hope is flowing through these veins
Life born from grace
Grace alone

The bridge of the song repeats this wonderful line,

I hear the song
I hear the song of victory ring over me

God is the One who saves, yes…God is the One who then rejoices over us, sings over us with thanksgiving that we have heard His call and acknowledged His call, what a great point for us to ponder today; God saves, God rejoices, God sings over us.

The Lord your God is in your midst,
    a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
    he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.

Zephaniah 3:17