I LOVE music! I love the feeling you get when you hear a really great song and your foot just starts to tap and it’s not long before you want to let loose and really enjoy the music. I’m a musician and I love to play music as well as listen to it.
Its widely acknowledged that music has an amazing way of connecting people to events, places, other people and of course to God. Ask anyone what they remember about a special occasion and more often than not they can tell you what song was playing at the time.
For example, I know that I had tears of joy in my eyes as my wife Samantha walked down the aisle to Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve on our wedding day, that right before our daughter Anabelle was born, as I was waiting to enter the operating theatre, Sweet Child of Mine was playing on the radio, and that Jesus Freak by DC Talk was playing when I made the decision to really give God 100% of my life when I was fifteen.
Music is such a powerful tool in connecting humans to God. The Bible is full of songs and music used by every day people to express themselves and connect with God. Happy songs, sad songs, songs of victory, celebration and lament. Music plays such a large role in our Christian lives, not only in our church services but in our day to day activities. Music allows us to connect with God, to remember His attributes and His character, to allow us to express our need, desire, love and devotion to Him and it teaches us the truths of scripture.
At the moment in my car I’m listening to the latest CD from Tim Hughes and God is using it to teach me and encourage me. Actually truth be told its really challenging me in the way I think and connect with God through music. It’s an interesting time and I’m really thankful for the new things I’m learning… but that’s for another post 🙂
So tell me blogosphere: what music is God using to rock your world right now and why?