Fun Fridays – October 30, 2020

On March 1 a worship song called “The Blessing” was first introduced to the congregation at Elevation Church near Charlotte, North Carolina (written by members of their staff). A couple weeks later, during the coronavirus lockdown, a group of thirty churches in Pittsburg performed it on Easter Sunday in a virtual choir (you can find that version at this link).

The song began to be sung throughout the world and was recorded in native languages in countries across the globe. One version was recorded in Arabic, featuring singers from 16 different Arab-speaking countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Egypt, and South Sudan. (Watch “The Arab World Blessing.”)

Later Elevation Church did a version using a global choir, which is today’s feature. If you’d like to see the lyrics, they are posted on the original YouTube site (found at this link).

If you have not heard this song before, I recommend finding ten minutes to meditate with it.

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12 Responses to Fun Fridays – October 30, 2020

  1. Abby Martin October 30, 2020 at 6:15 am #

    I don’t know if anyone remembers, but the month that the song came out, it hit #1 on iTunes list, beating EVERY SINGLE secular song. It was a time of triumph that Jesus is above all! I had a praise break in my bedroom when Kari Jobe posted the news on her social media. <3

  2. Diane October 30, 2020 at 9:14 am #

    Thank you Steve. Amazing worship!

  3. Rebecca Barlow Jordan October 30, 2020 at 10:22 am #

    This is so beautiful, Steve. I first heard this sung as a Hawaiian blessing several months ago. What an added blessing to hear it today in so many languages. Thank you for sharing. I love this verse and song!

  4. Karen Roberts October 30, 2020 at 10:34 am #

    Thank you for “The Blessing.” It focused my day on every spiritual and earthly blessing. May these blessings surround you and keep you as you walk God’s path for you.

  5. Cindy Fowell October 30, 2020 at 11:03 am #

    Thank you, Steve. What a blessing to be reminded God is on the move throughout the world. He is mighty, He is strong and He is for us!

  6. Marie Wells Coutu October 30, 2020 at 11:09 am #

    Sharing this with a couple of friends who need to be reminded that God fights for them today.
    Thanks, Steve.

  7. Donna Wichelman October 30, 2020 at 7:48 pm #

    Steve, I first heard the Zoom version at our church while we were still doing online services exclusively and then the Hebrew version at our outdoor services during the summer. It is truly an inspiring song and, I believe, inspired and meant by God for our time. Thank you for sharing it here.

  8. OLUSOLA SOPHIA ANYANWU October 31, 2020 at 4:47 am #

    What a delightful surprise!! I play the u tube church performance by the Elevation church every Sunday after service. One of my highlights for Sunday. Thanks for sharing and God bless you, AMEN……….

  9. Chris Wachter October 31, 2020 at 2:01 pm #

    Such a beautiful reminded that God’s people can find peace with one another and come together in worship. Thank you for sharing this.

  10. Andy Sheehan November 1, 2020 at 11:34 pm #

    Great benediction song. I wouldn’t really classify it as a worship song, since its audience is us, rather than God, but it’s always edifying to hear the Word of God sung over you.

  11. Chanin Gates November 1, 2020 at 11:43 pm #

    This made my day – went straight to iTunes to buy it. Thank you.

  12. Holly November 4, 2020 at 6:39 pm #

    Hello, I am purging my emails and I wanted to know how I got to know you. Are you the gentleman who sells scripture memory CDs?

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