Notes of Praise: April

Created to Sing

     This month will mark my sixth month as your Interim Worship Leader. It has been an honor and pleasure to work with the choir, musicians, audio visual team and pastor. Remember, we all participate in worship in some way as Christians. As your worship leader I wish to thank the congregation for the uplifting feedback you have given me. We are seeking to try some new approaches to worship and realize change is never easy to accomplish. An old proverb says, “The only one who likes change is a baby with a wet diaper.”

     Keith and Kristyn Getty in their new book,Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family and Church provide pertinent advice:

     We are created to sing because it leads us joyfully to the great Singer, Creator of the heavens and the earth … God is the ultimate musician. His music transforms your life. The notes of redemption rearrange your heart and restore your life. His songs of forgiveness, grace, reconciliation, truth, hope, sovereignty, and love give back your humanity and restore your identity. Our singing should sound like Him, look like Him, and lead our hearts to Him. When the psalmist sings, “I lift my eyes up to the hills, where does my help come from?” (Ps. 121), his help does not come from those hills, but from He who made the hills. We do not worship the created art of singing; we worship Him. Don’t sing primarily because you love singing or keep quiet because you do not. Sing because you love who made you, and formed you, and enables you to sing.

     Please join with me every Sunday as we seek to make a joyful noise in the presence of an Almighty God who created us to sing His praises. I’ll see you Sunday.

Joyful in Jesus,

Craig

Psalm 118:24