I would not be surprised if this song continues to be a regular in our worship vocabulary, because it touched the congregation so deeply.
This also got me thinking. This is how songs shape us. A moving song reflects God’s work in our midst, and then lives on to shape the language by which we relate to God in the future. In the future, people in our church will relate to God with the metaphor of peace in the midst of “chaos,” in part because they related to this girl’s experience as expressed in song – and the way they experienced God in the musical retelling of the story.
This song, and the way we experienced it, will influence our theology.
If you tell me the song themes your church sings the most right now, I’ll tell you what your church’s core theology will be in the future. We become what we sing.
What do you think? Do you disagree with this idea? Why?
What songs were present in significant spiritual moments in your life? How did those ideas shape the Christian you became?
Or the big picture questions: What songs are your church singing the most right now? How will those songs shape the future core theology of the Covenant church?
And the flip side question: what core theological ideas we hold as priorities now will lose influence in the future because we do not sing about them?
Rooting for you,