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Worship Wednesday – I’ve Heard About You – David Crowder

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Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How, then, can they call on him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about him? And how can they hear without a preacher? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.Romans 10:13-15

Do you know when you first heard about Jesus?

How old were you? What was the circumstance?

For me…I was maybe 6 or 7. Before that, my mom was doing all she could to keep us fed and clothed in a hard marriage. If she told us about Jesus, I don’t remember. She might have, but for her during those years of small ones, faith had been wrung out of her by hardship and disappointment.

Until…some neighbors invited us to their church, and we went. It was there that, as Paul described in his letter to the Roman church above that we first heard a clear message of the person and life of Jesus Christ. It was in that church, as a 9 year old, that I trusted God, through Christ, for the forgiveness of my sins. I trusted God with my small life and my large future.

There have been bumps in the road over the decades following, but none so large that caused me to leave my faith. During a time of great persecution, the apostle Peter declared (in response to Jesus’ question “Do you want to leave?”): “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

That is my witness as well. Nowhere would I want to be except in this journey and destination the Lord has graciously given to me…and you. What a wonder that I got to hear about Him. At an early age. How about you?

It’s not always in a church building where we hear. I’ve known people (and the stories of many others) who came to faith through the quiet revelation of truth by the Holy Spirit…a taxi driver in a far away place whose conversation with a believer really just confirmed what he had already heard, in his dreams and private wrestling with God. A young woman who witnessed her mother’s long years of faithful following of Christ and finally received Him for herself. A man who heard Jesus’ teaching, as he read torn and discarded pieces of Scripture, and believed. So many.

What joy we experience in knowing Jesus. He has brought joy to the whole world. May many hear and receive the good news!

The Christmas season has closed for now, and the Lenten season preceding Easter will begin in a month. One last song by David Crowder (from his Milk & Cookies Christmas album) sweetly reflects the Jesus we have come to know: “I’ve Heard About You”.

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Oh, God, I ask for ears to hear truth…until our faith becomes sight.

Worship with me:

I’ve heard about You
It’s always this time of year
When the trees are up and lights are hung
And Christmastime is here

I’ve heard about You
Sometimes I struggle to believe
But people keep on telling me
You’re as real as real can be

They sing Joy to the world
A Savior is born
O Holy night
Every Christmas, they sing
Hallelujah
Like they always do
Could it be true
What I’ve heard about You

I’ve heard about You
All those stories that they tell
They say You came to fix a broken world
And that Your name is Emmanuel

I’ve heard about You
Born in Bethlehem, The Christ
Who left His throne to rescue
Even a doubter’s heart like mine

So I sing Joy to the world
A Savior is born
O Holy night
Every Christmas, I’ll sing
Hallelujah
Like they always do
I believe it’s all true
What I’ve heard about You
What I’ve heard about You

Hope is here
Hallelujah
Hope is here

If it’s all true
Then it changes everything
Cause the hope I thought I’d never find
Has found its way to me

So I sing Joy to the world
A Savior is born
O Holy night
Every Christmas, I’ll sing
Hallelujah
Like they always do
I believe it’s all true
What I’ve heard about You
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*Lyrics to “I’ve Heard About You” – Songwriters: Jeff Sojka, David W. Crowder, Benjamin Glover

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