Scripture: Revelation 14:1-5; Proverbs 8:22-31
During the spring and summer, we are doing a sermon series called Through a Mirror Darkly. The idea behind this series is that we will look at various themes that are universal to the human experience. This week, we are talking about the theme of music. Music has this amazing ability to connect us to God. The author of Revelation says that he hears a voice from heaven. This voice is, “like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder; the voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, and they sing a new song.”
So when the author hears this voice coming from heaven, he wants to be clear that it’s not like a normal voice. The closest analogy he can think of is music. In other words, the closest you can get to understanding what it’s like to experience heaven is music. Which tells me that there is something in music that carries God’s presence. It’s almost as if music is an intermediary between humans and God. It’s almost as if music is the language that God uses to speak to us.
And this is why music is so important in our services. We don’t sing music because it is entertaining. We sing music because it opens up this door to a connection with the divine in a way that words can never quite achieve. This Sunday we are going to talk about how music steps in and provides us with the opportunity to connect with God in ways that words cannot achieve. Enjoy the weekend! Summer is almost here. I’ll see you on Sunday!