The Lord Sings Over Us


One of my earliest memories is my mother holding and rocking me, singing that she loved me more than “tongue could tell.”

Cool, huh.

Of course, as a very young girl, I heard “tunkin tell,” and wondered if it had something to do with pumpkins.

Many “chick flicks” have scenes where the man sings a love song to his gal. Aaahhh.

Guys—sorry—I cannot think of an action movie where the gal sings to the guy. But you get the idea.

The thrilling news, far better than the best chick flick, better than my mom singing to me, is that the Lord sings over us, His children.

Your Lord rejoices over you with gladness … He exults over you with loud singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)

The verse actually refers to the time Israel will be redeemed. But we, His children, are redeemed now, and the rejoicing has begun. There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents. (Luke 15:10)

The Lord tells us, over and over, how much He loves us. He shows us, over and over, how much He loves us. He rejoices over us, and exults over us with loud singing.

Lord, help us grasp, really grasp, how very much You love us.