Your Name Is Beautiful - Song History Words & Music: Dennis Jernigan Words: July 6, 1987 Music: August 8, 1987
I was once challenged by someone who really questioned the need for outward expression of worship. This person asked me, "What if I were physically unable to express my worship? What if I could not lift my hands or dance before Him? How can I expect someone to do that?" My response? If we are talking about me, I am physically able to do so, so I WILL praise Him with my physical being, but let's say I was unable to move my limbs. What would I do then? The answer would still be the same. I would still praise Him for all He has done for me! I would blink my eyes in worship! I would dance in my mind! I would breathe as loudly as I could breathe to express in one way or another what Jesus Christ means to me!
When we think about redemption and salvation, we need to see ourselves as being rendered able to move in our spirits, crippled and incapacitated by sin. When we are washed clean and redeemed of that sin, we are healed of our weakness. Abiding in Jesus is learning to walk with Him. Worship is really like our spiritual therapy! Because I see how desperate my life was without Him, I would do anything He asked me to do in worship. I would be glad to do it. Because of that gratefulness in my life, I will use whatever gifting He has given me, whatever means I have available to give Him the glory He deserves. This song came as a result of these types of questions in my life. If I could not praise Him physically, I would find a way Think about it. What would you do? Dennis Jernigan
As soon as He was approaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, shouting: "BLESSED IS THE KING WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, rebuke Your disciples." But Jesus answered, "I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!