Sunday will mark the half way point of Grace Notes – a sermon series based on your favorite hymn and praise songs. This week we move from the hymns of the past three weeks, to a praise song, 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord). In 2013, it was a top-ranked Praise and Worship song based on sales and play time on Contemporary Christian stations. What is it about this song that appeals to worshippers?
The text comes from Psalm 103. One of the things that makes this chapter unique is that the writer creates a list of the many reasons he has to praise God. You will read things like God forgives all my sins, God heals my sickness, God saves me from the pit….there are many more. In fact, as the writer of our song for Sunday says, there are 10,000 reasons for us to bless God.
What would your list look like? Can you name the many reasons you have to praise or bless God? While our lists would be different, there would also be many similarities. I encourage you to read the entire chapter before Sunday and then come up with your own list. We will gather for worship and Bless the Lord, with our 10,000 Reasons. I look forward to worshipping together this Sunday.