Sunday, August 3, 2008

Does God Sing?

There is a chorus from a song on the radio that keeps running through my head..."Sing over me. Draw me close to rest in your peace. Sing over me, over me." At least that's how I remember the words.

Yesterday in our church time, Eric read a passage in Psalms that talks about God singing over us.

Psalm 32
Of David. A maskil. [

1 Blessed is he
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.

2 Blessed is the man
whose sin the LORD does not count against him
and in whose spirit is no deceit.

3 When I kept silent,
my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.

4 For day and night
your hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was sapped
as in the heat of summer.

5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you
and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, "I will confess
my transgressions to the LORD "—
and you forgave
the guilt of my sin.

6 Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you
while you may be found;
surely when the mighty waters rise,
they will not reach him.

7 You are my hiding place;
you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance.

8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you and watch over you.

9 Do not be like the horse or the mule,
which have no understanding
but must be controlled by bit and bridle
or they will not come to you.

10 Many are the woes of the wicked,
but the LORD's unfailing love
surrounds the man who trusts in him.

11 Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous;
sing, all you who are upright in heart!

This such a beautiful Psalm, but I stopped listening when he read the line I've highlighted. There are more passages like this that talk of God singing over or for us. I've read them, but not really given it much thought.

Today, however, I imagined it. I am learning much about God's love through being Josiah's mommy. And I realized that I love to sing songs to Josiah about him, for him, to make him laugh, to comfort him, even to put him to sleep. So if I am created in God's image, wouldn't He be the same? This passage talks about God singing songs of deliverance.

Now, my next question is...What does God's singing voice sound like? Probably the most beautiful music I have or ever will hear.


Joanne said...

Every once in awhile, our church will do a song, and Fred and I will look at each other and say, "It's Strawberry!" This last time I think the song was "Lead Me", which I can vividly hear you singing. It was (and still is) beautiful to me.

Joanne said...

Thanks for your comment on the daily picture... I think that one was actually taken on 7/20, so it's a few weeks old. I had been meaning to post it for a long time and just kept forgetting.