Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart,for I am called by your name, O LORD, God of hosts. Jeremiah 15:16
I love these words of Jeremiah. God's Word is "so delicious," as my friend Penny would say. I consume it as my daily manna.
My Love Language is "words." So when God's Word is "highlighted" by the Holy Spirit to my heart, I feel loved. That's when I experience Jesus' words to be true again and again:
My sheep [continue to] hear My voiceand I know them and they [continue to] follow me. John 10:27
Imagine my delight then this morning at worship, joining with orchestra, choir, and congregation to sing this most celebratory of songs. Perhaps you would like to join in, thanking God for His loving gift of the Word.
Holy words long preserved for our walk in this world, They resound with God's own heart. Oh let the ancient words impart
Words of Life, words of Hope Give us strength, help us cope In this world, where e'er we roam Ancient words will guide us Home.
CHORUS: Ancient words ever true Changing me and changing you, We have come with open hearts Oh let the ancient words impart
Holy words of our Faith Handed down to this age Came to us through sacrifice Oh heed the faithful words of Christ.
Holy words long preserved For our walk in this world. They resound with God's own heart Oh let the ancient words impart.
CHORUS We have come with open hearts Oh let the ancient words impart
"We thank Thee, O our Speaking God, for Your amazing gift of communication to us Your children...through the Living Word, our Lord Christ and through Your written word, the Scriptures."