In God’s song book of Scripture, David wrote Psalm 8 for the Director of Music. Verse 2 of that song says this: “Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you; toddlers shout the songs that drown out enemy talk, and silence atheist babble”. What an incredible truth given to us by God!
I thought of this verse as I thought about our VBS that begins this week. God uses the deep worship of the musical praise of children to silence the Evil One. The children of the Nature Coast silencing the foe of the Evil One as they sing about Jesus, His love, and his finished work on the cross. Children singing the praises of Jesus bind the Evil One!
Jesus said we must become like children to be part of His kingdom. Children trust and are totally dependent. When children sing they do so with gusto, even if off key. They have a passion that is powerful as they sing, trusting in the finished work of Jesus.
Music leaves the Enemy and enemies of God silent. David played his harp and King Saul’s restless soul was settled. Children sang at Christ’s entry in Jerusalem. God has given us music as a means of conveying the message of Jesus + Nothing = Everything to our hearts and to the Nature Coast.
Pray for Nature Coast this week! Pray for our VBS. Pray for all the workers who will be spending time with children from the Nature Coast. Pray that the love of Jesus will shine, and kids can know the presence of Jesus--some maybe for the first time. Continue to pray for God’s provision of a future Music Director to drive home the beauty of Jesus deeper into our worship services—reminding us in song, confession, assurance, prayer, giving, and thankfulness that Jesus is all we have. Jesus is all we need!
Pledge sheets are on the black table in the narthex. We already have them coming in! Some have asked when the giving for this campaign begins. It can start as soon as you want, but officially we are asking that pledges begin coming in September 2018.
Jesus loves you this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to him belong, we are weak but HE IS STRONG!
Pastor Brad Bresson
Nature Coast Church
5113 S. Suncoast Blvd.
Homosassa Springs, Fl 34446
The best proof that Christ will never cease to love us lies in that he never began" ~ Geerhardus Vos
Jer. 31:3 "Yea I have loved you with an everlasting love"
Posted on Sat, July 14, 2018
by Amy Rise