I came to know of Andre Crouch from years of singing contemporary Christian music. He’s probably best classified in the Gospel music genre, but I’m a suburban Lutheran girl so we call it contemporary Christian. Andre’s music has been a source of inspiration for me certainly because of his musical stylings, but mostly because of his message.
Today I was thinking of a friend I’ve known for years who lives in China. She became a Christian a few years back though I’m not certain she really understands it all. I try to share a thought here or there at the appropriate times, but I just let the Holy Spirit take care of it mostly. She wrote me that her husband just passed away. He had been ill for some time but was improving. All of the sudden his worn out body gave up. I provided a weak message of my sorrow for her her though an email. I didn’t know what to say. My heart aches because I know how much she misses her husband already. Then today one of my favorite Andre Crouch songs popped into my head and I decided this will be my gift to her.
I pray this video and the Psalm I’ve featured below will give you strength and comfort through the trials you are walking through this day. Thank you for your beautiful gift, Andre.
I will give You thanks with all my heart;
I will sing praises to You before the gods.
2 I will bow down toward Your holy temple
And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name.
3 On the day I called, You answered me;
You made me bold with strength in my soul.
4 All the kings of the earth will give thanks to You, O Lord,
When they have heard the words of Your mouth.
5 And they will sing of the ways of the Lord,
For great is the glory of the Lord.
6 For though the Lord is exalted,
Yet He regards the lowly,
But the haughty He knows from afar.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.
8 The Lord will accomplish what concerns me;
Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands.