(A VISION FOR CHRISTIAN SONG, by Ken Bible; p.34)
Jesus longs to share that relationship with us. He wants us to have the same fellowship with the
Father that He enjoys. He longs for us to participate in the deep love that flows unhindered
among the Father, Son, and Spirit:
“I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and
obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father,
and I too will love him and show myself to him…we will come to him and make our home
with him.” (John 14:20-21, 23, NIV)
Study the life of Jesus. As you see how He lived, all through faith, the hunger will grow in you to
share His beautiful, simple relationship with the Father. The Father, the Son, and the Spirit all
deeply desire to share that relationship with you.
To enjoy Jesus’ relationship with the Father, worship as He worshiped. Deny yourself, take up
your cross, and follow Him. Trust. Obey. Such a relationship is the reward and the fruit of
worship—true worship that is not one hour a week but every hour; worship that is not just
spoken or sung but lived.
The highest purpose of our hymns is to nurture such a relationship with the Living God. It is the
key to our happiness and fruitfulness, now and forever.