Images of God
We picture God in many ways. Sometimes we picture Him as a loving grandfather figure, sometimes as an angry judge, and sometimes as a king, but one image we rarely imagine is God singing. Yet the Prophet Zephaniah paints just such an image.
Zephaniah 3:17 (ESV) says,
The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.
Our Singing God
What an extraordinary image of God. Here we see God so excited about His people that He bursts into joyful, even loud, singing! To make it even more amazing, He is singing "over you"!
We worship a God that delights in those who love Him. He is not a distant God, indifferently listening to your praises. He is rejoicing in your love and lavishing His love upon you with loud singing!
Imagine it: while we sing praises to God, He joins in and sings His love to us!
If you are a believer and seeking to follow God, then He is joyfully singing over you! Are you listening?
Question: Have you ever thought of God this way? Please leave a comment.
by Jerry Wyrick, President of Worship Arts Conservatory