Worship the Lord Your God…
Isn’t it exciting that we have three diverse ways to worship and praise God at St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church? And, no matter which worship style connects you closer to God, we all share the same faith, the same desire to seek God’s direction and the same proclamation that Jesus Christ is our Savior. Whether you worship in the Chapel, Brown Hall or Sanctuary, we all worship the Triune God. Below is an article written by Quinn Caldwell which struck a “chord” with me. For whichever way we sing our songs to God, our voices are music to God’s ears who hears us as one beautiful choir. – Sharon Miller
Written by Quinn Caldwell
“…with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.” – Colossians 3:12-17
There are about 5,400 animal species that make complex, intentional, repeatable, musical vocalizations. That is, there are about 5,400 species that sing. The majority live in the trees, a few live in the oceans, a very few live underground, but there is one—only one—singing species that lives on the ground: us.
Another thing: humans are the only singing species with a precise and shared sense of rhythm, which is what allows us to sing together. Two birds might sing the same song, but they cannot sing it together.
Another thing: if a roomful of people sing at the same time, they start to breathe at the same time as well. Some studies suggest that if the drumbeat or bass line is strong enough, their hearts will begin to beat together, too. And if we’re singing together and breathing together and our hearts are beating together, then it’s like we’re one body. And you know Whose body it is.
Another thing: all the other species stop singing when danger approaches. But humans sing louder the closer the danger gets. We sing together, and we become large, and we do not back down.
So come hatred, and “We Shall Overcome” you.
Come fear, for “It is Well With My Soul.”
Come evil, for tonight is your “Silent Night.”
Come death, for “Jesus Christ is Risen Today.”
Come, all ye faithful, and sing.