Power Ballads… and Worship
Devotional thought of the day:
“”‘Let’s burst into song,’ said a soul in love, after seeing the wonders that our Lord was working through his ministry.
And the same advice I give you: Sing! Let your grateful enthusiasm overflow into prayerful song!” (Escriva)
Most couples I have met have a “song” or two. Music that makes the guy’s heart melt, and that puts a sparkle into their eyes. You see it no matter the age of the couple, 20 year olds, 80 year olds. There is just something about words and music together that promote a reaction, and a sense of joy or completeness in that moment. And from what I’ve seen, this even transcends culture.
A good love song, (my favorites are the power ballads) touch the heart, the music generates something within the soul, and while the words can’t perfectly express it, the raw emotion they transmit is palpable. Often the song reveals a sense of adoration – the things which leave the singer in awe of the love and beauty of the one who loves them.
Church music should be no less, for the Lord who reveals His love for us is worth singing about – and as we sing those hymns, praise songs, chants even, we are taught about expressing to God the love in a way that unites our hearts, souls and minds… If only we would release our hearts and minds to sing in that way… to adore our Lord with our words and music!
try it…. soon!
For the Lord has mercy and love and compassion on His people, and that indeed is a thing of beauty and awe!