Have you ever wondered why song lyrics are so easy to remember?

If you are a music lover, you already know that music has the power to affect your mood. Listening to music stimulates the mind by connecting our thoughts and emotions. It stirs our hearts and enhances the feelings and memories associated with a song, and its lyrics.

In the days before the New Testament or any Christian literature was available, the teachings of Christ were memorized and passed from person to person. It was common practice to set these spiritual doctrines to music to aid in memorization. Thus, music became an essential part of Christian worship and education.

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

Colossians 3:16 (NIV)

For many Christians, including myself, listening to worship music can have a profound impact on our spiritual lives. We create a strong emotional connection as we spend quality time getting to know God and begin to understand the depth of His love for us.

Since music connects our hearts and our minds, it allows us to experience God in a very intimate and personal way. Music allows us to express our love, gratitude, and thanksgiving to God for saving us, redeeming us and giving us the promise of everlasting life.

Listening to worship music has also served as an effective antidote for the pain I’ve experienced in seasons of brokenness. When it’s hard to find the right words to pray with my heart being heavily burdened. On more occasions than I can count, song lyrics have miraculously bridged the gap between my heart and my mind and provided a much-needed avenue of emotional release.

I love the way the Message version of the Bible translates Colossians 3:15-17:

15-17 Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.

The song I am sharing with you today is by Lauren Daigle, one of my favorite Christian artists. Lauren doesn’t just sing Christian songs; she is a real worship leader that loves to spend time with God. Having seen her in concert in 2016, I was blown away by her spiritual maturity. Lauren says worship is a posture of the heart and her passion for God certainly rings true in every song she sings.

Lauren speaks truth in her latest song, Look Up Child. Words that remind us that Jesus is with us wherever we are. He will NEVER abandon us. He is our light in the darkness. When doubt is clouding out the light of hope, He is right beside us whispering, look up child…

Look Up Child is the title track to Lauren’s sophomore album which releases this Friday, September 7th. For more information click here: laurendaigle.com

Sending love, peace and happiness to all!

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Lyrics to Look Up Child:

Where are You now
When darkness seems to win?
Where are You now
When the world is crumbling?

Oh I, I-I-I, I hear You say
I hear You say

Look up child, hey
Look up child, hey

Where are You now (where are You?)
When all I feel is doubt?
Oh, where are You now
When I can’t figure it out?

Oh I, I-I-I, I hear You say
I hear You say

Look up child, hey
Look up child, hey
Look up child, hey
Look up child, hey
Look up…

You’re not threatened by the war
You’re not shaken by the storm
I know You’re in control
Even in our suffering
Even when it can’t be seen
I know You’re in control

Oh I, I-I-I, I hear You say
I hear You say

Look up child, hey
Look up child, hey
Look up child, oh-oh-oooh
I hear You say, You say, You say
Look up child, hey
I hear You say, You say, You say
Look up, look up, look up, look up
Look up child, oh-ooh, ooh, oh-oooh…
I hear You say, You say, You say
Look up child, hey
I hear You say, You say, You say
Look up, look up, look up, look up
Look up child
I hear You say, You say, You say
I hear You, I hear You calling my name, oh
Look up child, hey
I hear You say, You say, You say
Look up, look up
Look up child, hey
Look up child, hey
Look up

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Hi, my name is Kelly. I am an artist, writer & Jesus girl with a passion for helping others discover and embrace their identity, value and confidence in Christ.
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