Music is powerful. Kathy, Daniel and I went to Ecclesia on Taft last night (Sunday night). What a really great worship experience! The music was great; but not like a concert. The message was really, really good. Unfortunately I did not catch the name of the speaker who presented the message. I look forward to going again soon.
I noticed that, even on songs people did not know, eventually they joined in singing with the worship leader. And the more that joined in, then others joined in as well. Isn’t it amazing how music affects your emotions, feeling and your mind. In this case, putting you into a frame of mind to worship God. So music has an important role in worship doesn’t it? After all it is in the Bible.
Finally, for those who argue about what kind or style of music. I suggest you get over it.
“Why should the devil have all the good music?” – Martin Luther
Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young (Aristotle).
Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good, just and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless dazzling, passionate, and eternal form (Plato). (Wordsworth Dictionary of Musical Quotations, 1991, p. 45).
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