I’ve had to put the “Around the World in 40 Days” project on hold. I’m a little sad about that, but every time I’ve tried to pick it back up again, something happened.
My computer crashed once and I lost three days worth of posts. Then we got hit with Winter Storm Stella that dumped more than three feet of snow on us in less than one day. It took a few days to dig out from that mess. Then there were a few other things that I won’t get into.
The gist of this is that I need to put that project on hold for a bit.
Instead of letting that slow me down, I thought I’d try something a little different today.
I read a few stories this past week about how important music is in worship in areas where Christians are persecuted.
Some of the reasons for this are:
- Illiteracy rates are high in some countries, but music is often passed down from generation to generation.
- Singing is a way to connect with other Christians in a meaningful way, both locally and globally.
- Singing requires no instruments and can be done anywhere at anytime.
- Singing to God is pure and emotional. It can be a response to both great joy and immense sorrow.
- First and foremost, music is founded in scripture and is an important part of worshiping God.
To get you through the mid-week slump, give you a worshipful heart for God, and to help you to remember and connect with our fellow Christians who are persecuted, I’ve compiled a list of 10 songs to sing this Wednesday morning.
10 songs to help you remember persecuted Christians
- He Will Carry Me by Mark Schultz (2003)
2. Facing A Task Unfinished by Frank Houghton sung by Keith and Kristyn Getty
3. One Bread One Body by John Foley and New Dawn
4. There Will Be A Day by Jeremy Camp
5. One True God by Mark Harris
6. Whenever God Shines His Light by Van Morrison
7. For All the Saints (William Walsham How; 1864)
8. Let Us Break Bread Together sung by Paul Robeson
9. Whom Shall I Fear by Chris Tomlin
10. This I Believe (The Creed) by Hillsong
Those are my 10 favorite worship songs and hymns that help me to have a worshipful heart for God and to help me remember that no matter where we live, as Christians, we are all connected through Christ. When one suffers, we all suffer. When one rejoices, we all share in that joy.
Blessings to you today, my brother and sister.