I always find it interesting when God starts speaking on the same topic through a variety of people. My interest and attention are aroused when I hear similar themes coming from different sources.

I wasn’t in Goldthorpe to hear Mark’s sermon on angels yesterday, but I’ve been thinking about them a fair bit lately (you’ll have to wait for my sermon on Sunday night to find out more about that!), so it piqued my interest to hear what he had to say on that topic.

Then today I heard that Chris Tomlin is releasing his new single called ‘Whom Shall I Fear?’ and listened to him describing the origins of the song (based on 2 Kings 6, again a passage we’ll look at in more detail on Sunday, though if you’re interested, you can read it ahead of time!) The subtitle of the song is ‘God of angel armies’.

So, on that basis, let’s remember that the ‘God of angel armies is always by my side’and rejoice that nothing formed against us can stand; no weapon forged against us will prevail (Is 54:17)

You hear me when I call
You are my morning song
Though darkness fills the night
It cannot hide the light
Whom shall I fear?

You crush the enemy
Underneath my feet
You are my sword and shield
Though trouble linger still
Whom shall I fear?

I know who goes before me
I know who stands behind
The God of angel armies is always by my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies is always by my side

My strength is in Your name
For You alone can save
You will deliver me
Yours is the victory
Whom shall I fear?
Whom shall I fear?

And nothing formed against me shall stand
You hold the whole world in Your hands
I’m holding on to Your promises
You are faithful
You are faithful (Chris Tomlin, ‘Whom Shall I Fear?’)

You can listen to the song live here:
‘Whom Shall I Fear?’, Chris Tomlin