Weekend Reflections: Esther on 10.17.10

Song List:
O Praise Him – David Crowder
Forever Reign – Reuben Morgan & Jason Ingram
Here I Am to Worship – Tim Hughes
Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King – Thomas Miller, Robert Robinson

In the opening worship music run, my hope was to help remind us of God’s goodness in our lives in every season. Together we learned a new song called “Forever Reign”, with some very honest, gutsy lyrics such as: “you are peace, you are peace, when my fear is crippling. You are true, you are true, even in my wandering….” and then it says “in You death has lost its sting”. As we prepared to receive communion together, I hoped for these song lyrics to begin shaping our hearts toward what Christ did for us on the cross. Together we sang “I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross.”  And then prepared for communion.

A few weeks back, Darren asked our creative team if we could think through a creative way to tell the story of Esther. Sharon, Holly and I put our heads together, dove into the book of Esther, and decided to share Esther as a story with musical interludes of current songs.  Esther is such an example of strength, and “where you lead me, Lord, I will follow”. We both look up to her and her willingness to be bold, and trust where God led her.  Sharon and I wanted to be able to share some songs that currently today have ties to the story of Esther. It was fun for us to be able to include a little music into the story!

If you would like to learn more about the boldness and trust of Esther, I invite you to carve out some time this week, sit down with some coffee or tea, and dive into the story. Read it top to bottom.  As short as this book in the Bible is, it is rich with layers upon layers of what was happening in and through Esther, Mordecai, the King, Queen Vashti and Haman.  Then take some time to sit with God and truly ask, “what are you calling me to do, for such a time as this?”


Posted by Aaron Niequist on 10.21.10 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience.

One Response to “Weekend Reflections: Esther on 10.17.10”

  1. Any chance the drama and music that Sharon and Holly did of the Esther story will be shared? I would love to see it! Missed it, and heard it was awesome!! thanks!!

    Posted by Linda Van Ryn on 12/13/09 November 13th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

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