Jesus Sings With His Children in Church
The Bible teaches us that our Lord Jesus sings with us when we sing together in the congregation. Yes, we sing with our Lord Jesus Christ and He is singing with us and to us Hebrews 2:10-13 teaches us that we are not alone. There is one walking among the lampstands of His church as we learn in Revelation 1-3. What is He doing? He is among us, “bringing many sons to glory,” standing with us in the congregation. His disposition toward us is glorious, “He is not ashamed to call them (us) brethren.” He is singing praises to God in the midst of the assembly and is declaring the goodness of God to us, “his brethren.” What is He saying? He is singing to the church and he is also singing praises to God. He says, “I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.” And again: “I will put My trust in Him.” And again: “Here am I and the children whom God has given Me.” I think it is legitimate to think of Him singing with us with His arms stretched out, “Here I am with my people.”
This is likely what the Prophet Zephaniah referred to when he wrote, “Sing, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing" (Zeph 3:14,17).
Jesus sings with His church, to His church, and over His church. When we sing together, our Lord Jesus is not only “walking among the lampstands,” where His people are meeting. He is among us and over us. He is like a bridegroom rejoicing over his bride (Isa 62:5).
A child of God may lose delight in himself, but Jesus has not lost His delight in His child. We often become disconnected with the affections God has for us. When we gather to sing, we should remember what is happening among us. We can rest in His unchangeable love not condemning us for our faults. He sees no one who can bring a charge against His elect. He sees us cleansed. He marked us “justified.”