Sunday at Tapestry I spoke about the songs of Mary and Zechariah (Luke 1:46-80) and considered what we could learn from them in light of the hatred that was shown in Charlottesville over the weekend.
Specifically I said that the beauty of the songs of the Christian faith is that they often do two things very well:
- Remind us of Who God is (i.e. the One who does great thing for and through His people)
- Remind us os who we are (i.e. the ones for whom God has done great things and through whom He wants to do more)
When we remember Who He is and who we are we do a great job of standing against evil. When we forget those two things we don’t do such a good job. So we sing and when we sing we remind each other and remember.
Tonight people at UVA are showing that the songs of true Christian faith are powerful in combating evil. Sing, remember, and act in love.
Those on the lawn are now singing Amazing Grace. pic.twitter.com/1aVVaouw71
— Allison Wrabel (@craftypanda) August 17, 2017