Submitted by westend_admin on Wed, 2011-06-22 10:07
One week from today is our twenty-sixth wedding anniversary. Our plans are to catch a show and then have dinner and wax nostalgic about all we have shared over those years. Like many others, part of those memories is “our song” (in case you’re curious, it is “To Me” and was sung at our wedding). There is something very intimate about sharing a song. I think it is because there are so many things we don’t know how to say but yearn to have some way of expressing. Of course we can say “I love you” or “I care about you,” but these words alone don’t always capture the feelings behind them. I think Victor Hugo had it right when he said, “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.” This is one of the reasons that music in our worship is so powerful. It allows us to express things to God in ways that spoken words will never do. It is a shared moment with God.