One of the reasons Sunday Worship has such value is that words are spoken, chords are struck, and lyrics are sung that can echo throughout the week.
If you can comprehend the rationale behind advertisers' use of "jingles" you can see how discipleship is stimulated each Sunday. A jingle is a simple to remember set of words (often set to a catchy rhythm) that are attached to a product or service. Years ago, a jingle had much the same function as a "pop up" on today's computer screen -- a few words or tones could make the entire jingle come to mind.
Some of you over fifty might be able to complete the following:
"You can trust your car to the man who wears the star: the big bright _______ star!"
"_________, a little dab'll do ya!"
"You'll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with _________"
or, what does "Plop, plop fizz fizz oh what a relief it is" refer to?
For me, this week, the last stanza from the Sending Song has echoed in myriad ways. It has come to me during a couple of meetings. It has lilted through my early morning prayers.
"I fear in the dark and the doubt of my journey, but courage will come with the sound of your steps by my side. And with all of the family you saved by your love, we'll sing to your dawn at the end of our journey."
What prayers or phrases or encounters have echoed for you this week?