Several years ago, I took a group from my church to a church in a northern Chicago suburb to be a part of the live recording of the new album from Vertical Church Band (now Vertical Worship). It was a memorable experience, as there was something particularly exciting about being some of the first people to learn, sing, and even be recorded on a new album! We had all been listening to the demo tracks for weeks in anticipation of the event, and there was a particular joy to raising our voices in worship using these songs – many of which would become a regular part of our church’s worship.
One of those songs is “This We Know.” Songwriter Jason Ingram joined the band to lead us in this powerful song that reminds us that Jesus is trustworthy throughout whatever we go through in this life. He is unchanging, He is our one hope, He is our one way, He keeps his promises, and He is working in ways we don’t always understand. Often I’ll highlight songs on this blog that are richly saturated with deep theology expressed in sometimes complex lyrics. One of the values of songs that aren’t so dense is the simple reminder that comes throughout our weeks as we remember what we’ve sung to one another as we’ve gathered. There are times we need to simply say, over and over again that:
“We trust You, in all things we trust You, forever we trust You, for Your ways are Higher than our own.”
One of the consistent messages in many of the songs from that album were that when we put our trust in God, it is trust well placed. I’m including a link to the playlist below as well as a link to “This We Know.” Give the album a listen this week and be encouraged!
For His Glory,
Full Album Playlist: