Monday, March 21, 2011

Let the Music Speak to You

Just a short post today. The main action for Monday is over at my "Preacher's Husband" blog, so check that out once you've read this brief devotional thought.

Yesterday, during the second Sunday in Lent, our most excellent organist - Mark Prater - offered a wonderful late-afternoon pipe-organ concert. It was the perfect complement to meditation, especially in light of the fact that we're all trying to be more deliberate about a shift of focus during this time of the year. He was joined, on viola, by the inimitable William Goodwin

The simple point of this post is to remind us that great music can be extremely useful when it comes to preparing our hearts and minds for prayer and meditation. Creativity in its purest form tells a lot about the heart of God. Bach, for example, seems to draw a seamless connection between the human spirit and creative love that conceived us.

Mark couldn't have been more astute in his selections. I wonder how many people understand who blessed we are as a church to have someone with his gifts and sensitive spirit at the keyboard?

Peace (I sure felt it Sunday afternoon) - DEREK

Psalm 150

Praise the LORD.

   Praise God in his sanctuary;
   praise him in his mighty heavens.
 Praise him for his acts of power;
   praise him for his surpassing greatness.
 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
   praise him with the harp and lyre,
 praise him with timbrel and dancing,
   praise him with the strings and pipe,
 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
   praise him with resounding cymbals.

  Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.

   Praise the LORD.

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