by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
When was the last time you sang? I mean, sang with conviction. Not something you do or are comfortable with?
Again and again in the Psalms we read of singing, even commands to sing (Psalm 9). David writes, “I will praise you with all my heart. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name O Most High.” Ps.9:2.
We need to be reminded that singing is not about us, or our voice, it is about expressing our hearts to God with all we have.
In the early part of the last century, the father of Charles Ives was asked: “Mr. Ives, how can you stand to hear John Bell bellow off-key the way he does at camp meetings?” Ives’ response? “Old John is a supreme musician. Look into his face and hear the music of the ages. Don’t pay too much attention to the sounds. If you do, you may miss the music.”