by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin
This week we pondered references to trees found in the wisdom literature in the Bible: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. The song 100,000 Reasons also commonly called Bless the Lord was released in 2011 and is the most popular worship song today. It was inspired by the opening verse of Psalm 103, “Praise the Lord, my soul, all my inmost being, praise his holy name,” and is based on the 19th century English hymn “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven.” It does not talk about trees but it does turn our eyes upwards to God even as looking at a beautiful tall tree will draw our eyes upward. May we take a moment and just enjoy this beautiful worship song that is enjoyed by many. Blessings.