Anyone who has ever worshiped in a church or chapel, in an amphitheater up the mountain or even in the auditorium of a high school knows there’s always that one song.
It’s the song we wait for. The one we pray the worship leader will sing. We know it by heart. The lyrics are so familiar we don’t have to watch the screen. We can simply lift up our hands, close our eyes and praise.
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Matt Redman is known for his heartfelt worship songs including the “oldies” such as “Heart of Worship” as well as some of our newer favorites like “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord).”
In an interview with CBN, Redman shared his thoughts on the act of worship and what he believes happens when one is praising the Father from the heart.
“Every authentic response in worship comes from revelation,” Redman said. “Something happens on the inside and we express something on the outside.”
Time and time again we’ve seen people expressing that something. Those familiar with the the song “10,000 Reasons” might just agree that it’s almost impossible to hear this award-winning song and not respond in some way.
And perhaps no one has a more genuine response to worship than military members of faith. Maybe it’s because they’ve seen the things most people haven’t.
Or perhaps it’s due to how much faith and sacrifice it takes to do the things they do each day. To leave their families behind for the sake of our freedoms.
Whatever the reason, seeing these faith-filled men and women sing out their praises to God is something truly inspiring to witness.
A gathering of U.S. Marines from the School of Infantry – East at Camp Geiger in North Carolina has been caught with their hands in the air and their voices rising. Watch as they sing “10,000 Reasons” — an army of many singing to One.
Liftable, a section of The Western Journal, has reached out to Eva Rose Laurico-Palmada Jones — who posted the video on Facebook — for comment but has not yet received a response.
What a touching sight. Of course, this isn’t the first time a group like this one was captured in an act of worship. In 2014, the U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton sang “Days of Elijah” for all to hear.
Have you ever experienced the blessing of community worship? No words could possibly describe the sense of love such an experience brings, but there really are 10,000 reasons (and more) to worship the Lord in this way.
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