Thursday, July 28, 2005

all by myself in the office

i was working a bit this evening so that i can leave early tomorrow... Rebecca & I are going to an Alison Krauss concert. anyway, i'm listening to Coldplay's Fix You in my office here and i'm getting emotional. i know, it's ridicluous. Fix You is just like my life in the past few weeks. but who's fixing me? Who!?!?! it's hard for me to not try to fix things all by myself. i learn a little more everyday how to give things up- to let God do stuff in my life- rearrange things- fix things. ugh...

i gotta say music is a beautiful thing. i was thinking about it this morning... thinking about how music is an art form that pretty much everyone in the world enjoys. of course, people have different preferences of musical styles... but everyone likes it and is moved by it in some way. i think it's a gift from God. love it.

i would like to give a shout out to my dear friends the Burkes & the Etzkorns. love you & lots of people are praying for you all.


Cynthia said...

Could not agree more about the music. The very cool thing is no matter what country you are in the notes are the same. You could be in China with Mozart playing and it would sound the same if it were right here in River City. Now that is God not matter who you are.

Summer said...

You know how I feel about music.

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. -Ephesians 5:19-20

Of all the musical instruments the human voice is the most beautiful, for it is made by God. -Shusha Guppy

Bach gave us God's Word. Mozart gave us God's laughter. Beethoven gave us God's fire. God gave us music that we might pray without words. -Anonymous

I can't help but think that music is one of the finest ways to dwell with the Lord. When we don't know what to say, we can open our hearts and what will come is music. There is no rhyme or reason in our thoughts, yet there is in the music that presents itself. There is no line drawn by God between the sacred and the secular, that is up to you. If you feel conviction in anything when you seek God, let that be the secular. Whatever makes you feel near to Him should be the sacred. Don't let anyone take that away from you.