Anthems: Week One

In the premiere week of the “Anthems” series, Pastor Nate Gagne compares the popular song “If I Can’t Have You” by Shawn Mendes to a Psalm in the Bible written by King Solomon. In the song, Mendes laments about being unable to accomplish anything without thinking of the companionship he doesn’t have; ‘everything means nothing, if I can’t have you’. In the psalm, Solomon, who to this day is thought to be one of the wisest people who ever lived, relates a similar message, but isn’t of a romantic companionship, he longs for a relationship with his heavenly Father. Solomon goes on to detail the blessings that God gave him & warns against putting other gods & relationships above a relationship with God. The idea of a relationship that supersedes all else is not new. If we make that relationship with God, He’ll never let us down as Psalm 16 says.