Category Archives: Music

A Song We Won’t be Singing in Heaven

I love to sit and think about heaven when times are hard. It’s one of the greatest mysteries of God to ponder! What will the ‘reality’ be? Will there even be a so-called reality? How will the singing sound? Will the audio guy play the right track? (Just a joke) Will the EQ be perfect?…I think so!

But, have you ever thought about the things we won’t do in heaven? Or better yet, the things we won’t ‘have’ to do? What I mean by this is, well, let me give you an example. – Kyrie Eleison – “Lord, Have Mercy” –

Throughout all of time there have been hearts crying out to God through requiems, chants, hymns, and spiritual songs for God to have mercy on them. I definitely have; probably, so have you. Through our sin and rebellion, we have separated ourselves from a Holy God who sent His only Son to rescued us from Hell for one reason, mercy born from His love for us.

With that being said, when you and I fly to glory to be with our Redeemer, I know one song we won’t be singing…Kyrie Eleison! Rather, we will be singing “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty”. Oh, and probably “How Great is Our God”. ūüôā

It’s Like a Love Song

Never would I have thought I would be blessed with such an awesome and devoted Band, Choir, and Praise Team. I know they all love God and want to lift His Name above every name.

It wasn’t until last night that I realized how to answer the question, “What does stage presence look like for a church’s “Praise Team.” After running to every known corner of¬†explanation, we landed on being “Illustrators¬†of Worship.” This is a new concept for me and may be to many others. I have not heard stage presence explained like this but I think it’s pretty accurate.

When someone is on a platform singing a song that was written for the sole purpose of magnifying our Lord, they are to¬†illustrate¬†worship in that song. Whatever emotion arises from that song,¬†illustrate¬†it. Whatever action you are singing about such as “I lift my hands to You and cry holy,”¬†illustrate¬†it. It’s like a love song.

When I sing a love song to my wife, it would be a very bad day if I stared at the floor or had a blank look on my face like, “what’s for lunch?” or “I should not have stayed up so late last night.” No. I should be engaged ¬†and fixed on her eyes expressing with my own eyes the deepest parts of my love for her. But what we see in churches across America is a stale vocal ensemble and instrumentalist. ¬†We sing songs like, “Falling in Love with Jesus,” “How Deep the Father’s Love For Us,” and “I Love You, Lord” with a look like I was just describing…blank, no smile, and never engaging in the heart of the song. ¬†What if this Sunday singers AND worship leaders across this world “illustrated” praise and worship to assist in leading others into the Holy of Holies.

I look forward to seeing it.

Stay close and clean, My Friends