-Written by Anna & Katy
“I tell you, we may preach 50,000 sermons to prove the Gospel, but we shall not prove it half so well as you will through singing in the night.” (Charles Spurgeon, “Songs in the Night”)
The Psalmist and book of Job both mention the fact that God gives ‘songs in the night’. (Psalm 42:8; Psalm 77:6; Job 35:10) Several times in the last few weeks Mom has shared with me songs or verses that the Lord has given her in the night. Even now that we are home nights are often when fatigue, anxiety and discouragement settle in. But God promises us ‘songs in the night.’
Weeks ago I created a playlist for Mom to listen to as she goes to sleep and often throughout the night as we rarely sleep straight through. While she is the first to admit she does not always feel like singing, she also admits her feelings and her welfare do not change certain realities or alter certain truths! We have been amazed through this whole experience how many times God has given us a song (usually in the darkness of night) to remind us of His unchanging character even when no two days are the same.
Mom asked me to share some of these songs with you. May they speak truth to each one of us and remind us that we serve a God who gives us songs in the night but also commands the sun to rise each morning and with each sunrise He brings new mercies! Great is His faithfulness! (Lamentations 3:22-23)