Following Jesus, fulfilling His mission

The Book of Zephaniah

Zephaniah 1:2–3 (NLT) 2 “I will sweep away everything from the face of the earth,” says the Lord. 3 “I will sweep away people and animals alike. I will sweep away the birds of the sky and the fish in the sea. I will reduce the wicked to heaps of rubble, and I will wipe humanity from the face of the earth,” says the Lord.

The choices of songs we sing in worship are always a challenge. I really enjoy the diversity of choice and song leaders. Especially now that we can enjoy the blessings and challenges of meeting as one congregation.

One thing I can be pretty sure of is that Alan and Renee today in their preparation weren’t thinking of songs about future judgement.

Most modern song don’t contain lyrics about the Day of the Lord – maybe Days of Elijah (Robin Mark), or Keith Green The Sheep and the Goats.

And you won’t read about it in the Guardian or the Advertiser – maybe in the Betoota Advocate. Even if they do believe in God, most people don’t connect Him in any way with either current or future events.

The closest we come to involving God in human events is when insurance policies mention “acts of God” – fair bit of that lately.

But that’s a far cry from Zephaniah’s the Day of the Lord.