Ok, I have the answer. There is no need to continue searching. I now know the one song we should sing in all of our churches. We can sing it regardless of our background, denomination, or musical preferences. It was sung by Mary and Moses, Paul and Silas, Peter and John, Job and Jeremiah and a host of other men and women across time.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer describes the song in his book, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community
“God has prepared for Himself one great song of praise throughout eternity, and those who enter the community of God join in this song. It is the song that the “morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy” at the creation of the world. (Job 38:7). It is the victory song of the children of Israel after passing through the Red Sea, the Magnificat of Mary after the annunciation, the song of Paul and Silas in the night of prison, the song of the singers on the sea of glass after their rescue, the “song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb” (Rev. 15:3) It is the song of the heavenly fellowship.”
What is the one song we should sing? It is the song of praise!
I know you have heard this song before. It echoes through the lines of every song that gives praise to the God who loved us and called us to be His own. We sing it in our churches, while traveling in our cars and hopefully when our feet hit the floor in the morning. This song is a reminder that any of the good we posses comes from Him. We are not our own. We were bought and paid for at a great price.
But sometimes we forget to sing this song.
- We forget to sing when we feel sorry for ourselves.
- We forget to sing when we become consumed with the responsibilities of our day, instead of the God who gave us the day.
- We forget to sing when the memory of “what we were” is stronger than what “we are becoming” with God’s help.
We forget to sing when we forget God.
- Remember what He has done.
- Remember what He is doing.
- Remember that He will fulfill what He has promised.
- Tell of His deeds among His people and in You.
He has come.
He is here.
And He is present.