June 5, 2021: Every Blessing
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Eph. 1:3, NKJV).
I play the piano, and, as a result, have been able to experience so much in my life that I never dreamed of, like visiting Europe with my band and so many other things that I’ve only read about in books. Yet none of these adventures quite rival how music has brought my family closer.
My most cherished memories of piano and music aren’t of playing it or where it has taken me; they are of driving to church, listening to hymn covers that my dad found for me to learn, and my mom and sister singing along to them. My number one hymn is “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” I love it so much that my dad had it arranged to a piano cover that is my all-time favorite; not for the notes, but for the memories and the meaning behind the notes on the page.
“Come thou fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace.”
The words that inspired these iconic lines come straight from the Bible: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.”
This verse talks about the glory of God, and how He has given us everything and every blessing. His streams of mercy are never ceasing. He calls for our songs of loudest praise. He calls us to sing to Him and to worship Him.
Lord, may we accept the invitation to come to Your fount of every blessing. Amen.
Ellie Sauser is a freshman at Spring Valley Academy in Ohio.
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