when Marines worship Jehovah
My mom posted this video on her facebook wall yesterday. I was intrigued by the tagline "Participatory worship. I love how excited the men get to sing this song & the camaraderie. 'Days of Elijah'" and so I hit play. I have heard this song before. I have myself been in a crowd of people singing this song. But when these nearly 500 U.S. Marines at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California started singing it was like hearing it for the first time.
The news over the past few months has grown increasingly more and more disturbing. At times it can feel like everything is complete chaos. Followers of Christ are being persecuted all around the world. And here in our own country you sense a growing disdain for anyone who claims the Bible as absolute Truth. This video filled me with such great hope. It is so encouraging to see any group of men joyfully praising God, but in light of current events, seeing a group of Marines exclaiming "THERE IS NO GOD LIKE JEHOVAH!" made me weep.
I'm sure many of you have already seen this video. However it is difficult to understand the words if you have never heard the song. So here are the lyrics and you can read more about the story behind this song (what the song means) here. A volunteer at the "Faith Warriors" service, Merrie Pardee Baldwin, posted this comment about her video going viral..... "I'm really happy that this video has gone viral, but the thing that I'm hoping for is that I want people to pray for our troops. That's my intention. I want more people praying for our troops because there is so much bad news in the media that I want people seeing something positive," she continued. ..... I echo her call to prayer for our troops who are this very moment sacrificing for my, and your freedom. A freedom that allows me to write blogposts like this one.