I’ll never forget the first time I saw the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir in concert 300 people who had been redeemed out of the bowels of Brooklyn-for crack addicts and prostitutes included – sang their hearts out to God. Their faces glistened with tears running down their cheeks as they sang about God’s work of redemption and forgiveness.
Then the Spirit reminded me that if He had not rescued me too, who know where my life would be today? Even what more destructive paths would I have stumbled down if He had not been teaching me qualities like servanthood and self-control?
It became clear that I too am a great debtor to His Grace. It’s not only what we are saved: “out of” but what we have been saved “from” that makes our hearts worthy of a spot in the chorus of the redeemed.
Anyone who receives Jesus as Saviour is welcome to join in the choir of praise:
Esrahilaisen Eetanin mietevirsi. Minä laulan Herran armoteoista lakkaamatta, julistan suullani sinun uskollisuuttasi polvesta polveen.
“I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever”: Psalms 89:1.
Praise flows freely from the choir of the redeemed!