Weekend Reflections: O the Glory of it All on 11.28.10

After the Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to begin our weekend services thanking God…as honestly as possible.  The reality is that for many people, holidays can be very painful.  No situation is entirely without complication and no family is perfect, and we wanted to keep one foot planted in reality WHILE STILL reaching upward toward God in thanksgiving.  (More thoughts about choosing hope during disappointment here.)  And so we began with two honest songs…

(1) Blessed Be Your Name – “You give and take away / You give and take away / my heart will choose to say / Lord, blessed be Your name”

(2) Our Great Savior – “Jesus, what a Help in sorrow / While the billows over me roll / Even when my heart is breaking / He, my Comfort, helps my soul.”

From this clear-eyed, hope-filled place, Darren invited us to prepare for communion by listening to Becky sing Oh The Glory of It All by David Crowder. This is certainly one of my favorite pop worship songs ever written.  Sincerely.  It moves me in ways I don’t entirely understand.  And, of course, Becky tore into it and lifted the roof off the place.  It was holy and beautiful and soaring…praise God.

After communion, we reprised a bit of “Oh The Glory” and then launched into “Doxology”.  Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

Aaron

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 12.02.10 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience.

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