The Song

No milk for my routine once again (April, 10). God is sovereign over all, especially the milk supply. I stop at daylight to grab some chocolate milk and kolaches, settle into my office to violate my normal routine of going straight into my quite time, reasoning that I need my energy and focus to be full upon the word of God. So I eat my nutritious breakfast and read some blogs (funny, I read few blogs until I started writing one). First stop desiring GOD and I read this – interesting!

So I click the link to read more of the story here – amazing!

Finally I go to the original source to get the long version – deeply convicting!

I live this way too often.

You live this way too often.

DON’T

There is a Song playing, one that we were meant to be:

Swept up in

Captivated by

Left in awe of

We should dance to it, sing to it, rejoice in it, and fear our senses growing numb to it as they often do to our favorite song. Don’t you hate how the most amazing songs grow old? What song do you wish you could hear again for the first time?

“With or Without You”?

“I Will Not Be Silent/Make a Joyful Noise”?

“What You Want”?

“Yellow”?

There is no song like this Song. We were made to adore and worship beauty. No one should briskly breeze by the Grand Canyon without reflection. No one should fail to dance to the King’s Song.

This fits so perfectly with what we are going to talk about at the yoke next week.

Come; get swept up into the rhythm.

3 thoughts on “The Song”

  1. I have been studying alot lately on the effect of pop music and the entertainment industry on music within the church. I really just wanted to see why such poor theologically weak songs are the most popular in young churches today. I think this article gets down to the bottom of it. In Christian Popular music, rarely is there beauty. It sometimes seems that songs are only written to gain wealth or fame. I wonder sometimes if God is offended by the LACK of beauty we offer Him.Peace jd

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  2. JD,I think you should reconsider what the purpose of music is in general and how exactly we can judge it. You seem to suggest that music should strive to reach some objective ideal of beauty. Show me what this standard is against which you disparage pop music. When you think of a piece of music as beautiful, are you not merely reacting to what you personally think is beautiful? As Kant suggests in his Critique of Judgment, when we judge music, or any art for that matter, we judge it based on our own subjective ideas of beauty and then proceed to assume that others ought to have the exact same judgment we do. Is that not what you are doing here? Can you really pin down what God thinks is beautiful independent from your own personal subjective biases? Additionally, can we even assume that beauty is the goal of art? I don’t claim to have any of these answers, but it is an interesting topic to think about.

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