Saturday, October 29, 2011
How Sweet the Sound
Praise is remarkable. The spoken word has its power but praise in the form of singing can transport us to another reality. In many mainline churches that singing can be rather tame and predictable and earthbound rather than "high and lifted up."
Last night nine finalist choirs "sang off" in the Verizon How Sweet the Sound choir competition in Los Angeles. Something tells me that these choirs were animated if past winners are any indication. Last year's champions must travel with their own chiropractor and defibrilator!
We might not want to go to quite the extent of these choirs, but they do catch our attention. What do you think holds us back from unfettered praise? What is the difference between giving God the glory and hogging it for ourselves? We love our choirs but could we use a "praise transplant" in our congregations? There are lots of choir members and a choir director as readers, so can I get a witness?