Saturday, May 2, 2009
Music Strikes a Chord
Today was band day for the jr. high. Since a jr. high girl lives in our house and plays the clarinet, you know where I spent a portion of my day.
Typically, it is something I don't look forward to.
Today I was pleasantly surprised at what I heard at their performance.
The music moved me. Nearly to tears.
Yes, I kid you not.
Their first number was a rendition of a childhood hymn ~ Jesus Loves Me.
I couldn't believe the reaction I had to their music. It was lovely.
I've been known to have damp eyes during our worship services while we are singing. I don't know what it is about the words of certain songs that chokes me up so. My girls don't understand it. Nor do I always. I do know it's about my relationship with Him. Something that I can't always put into words. A more accurate statement might be that my words don't begin to do justice.
As I was listening to today's music, it reminded me of a poem I read yesterday. I leave you with a portion of that poem. If you'd like to read the poem in it's entirety, go here.
Why is it that music
At its most beautiful
Opens a wound in us
An ache a desolation
Deep as a homesickness
For some far-off
And half-forgotten country