Afraid of Sinking Your Worship?
I remember being a radio DJ when the movie Titanic came out. I made fun of the concept for weeks when I learned it was coming out. “So, they’ve made a new movie about the sinking of the Titanic,” I said. “I’m sad to tell you that I have the spoiler for you…the boat sinks!”
It was funny when I said it…but I had no idea what was in store for me. We’ll get back to that in a moment.
What about your worship songs? Have you changed up any of the songs you do musically? How about the arrangements? Are they current? Yes, I know. If you start modifying the arrangement, music, or words – then the “that’s-not-how-we’ve-always-done-it” crowd starts murmuring. I get it…I really do. Still…can you hear something different with that song that you’ve done the same way for years? What if Chris Tomlin had never decided to do his own arrangement of “Amazing Grace”? What about Todd Agnew? I love Todd as a friend to death…but the original lyric’s melody is about as boring as watching a snail move in a circle…
…and then we get to his chorus. The imagry that he gives us with “grace like rain…falls down on me.” Can’t you feel it? It makes me smile to have that feeling of God’s grace pouring down on me. The song is saved. I love it.
Isn’t that how most change is? You either like it or love it. That brings me back to Titanic. 3 1/2 hour long movie – about a subject I had mocked….
…and yet I loved it. Don’t be afraid of icebergs…let your ship sail.