Pastor: “God is good!”
Congregation: “All the time!”
Pastor: “And all the time….!”
Congregation: “God is good!”
Did anyone get tired of this call and response? I sure did. Why did you get tired of it?
Here’s my reason:
You know how to say, “God is good” in Hebrew?
It’s my name.
People calling out your name in translation ALL the time! In Every church you’re in! For a decade!
Me then: “God, I know you call me by name, but this is rediculous.
I know you’re trying to get my attention, but– please!
Save me from your people!
Can you make your people say something other than my name for a while?”
“Thank God that’s over!The next time, would you please, at least have people stop yelling it? May I humbly request it be sung? Like your people do with your Son’s name?
Hearing the name Jesus over and over again for 30 years and multiple languages? A lot easier on the ears when your name is sung.
Jesus, you make me jealous!”