Summer Songs

Summer Songs: Songs of the Heart: Psalms.

Summer is a fantastic time of year: sun, fun and relaxation. The bitter chill is finally shaken off, BBQs are dusted off and fired up, lawns are mowed, ice cream is consumed and drinks are iced. The summer warmth gives us a new lease of energy, driving us outside to rejoice with friends and family. At least that’s our aspiration with our unpredictable British weather!

The Psalms remind us that God in his goodness created and maintains the seasons (Psalm 74). In this season of warmth, let’s celebrate and join in with creation that continually ‘sings for joy before the Lord’ (Psalm 98).

Summer is also a time of the year for music. Car windows get rolled down and the volume is turned up on the way to the beach, or off on holiday. The Psalms provide a perfect source of rich, deep, truth-filled songs to shed light and give life in this summer time. ‘Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come into his presence with singing!’ (Psalm 100.1-2).

So this summer, starting in July in the evenings, then Sundays mornings as well in August, we will be exploring the Psalms together. We will be led up to the heights of praise and through the depths of despair to encounter fresh hope. We will reflect on the creation of the world and the promise of the coming Messiah. Join us for a summer of adventure as we head to the book of Psalms.