Photo Credit: Patrick Boggs
While I was away on holidays, I went to the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Not only did I hear a lot of music, but because I camp in the noisy camping with a bunch of musician friends, I got a chance to play a lot of music too. What a pleasure and a privilege to be able to do that!
Music is a big part of life at GKMUC. Thursday nights between Sep-Jun we have Gordie’s Coffee House showcasing some of the best up and coming musical talent Winnipeg has to offer. And, of course, we have the fabulous ‘Called 2 B’ band on Sunday mornings leading enthusiastic singing in the sanctuary.
St Augustine, one of the most influential Christian theologians of all time, is reputed to have written “He who sings, prays twice.”
If you’ve been with us in worship, that probably resonates. Just try saying “The Lord’s Prayer” out loud now. Then cast your mind back to singing it on Sunday morning with the band leading.
It’s a different experience, isn’t it?
When we sing the words, not only does our brain process and interpret the words. Our body integrates those words into who we are. Suddenly we are spirit/mind/body together in an eternal moment, deepening our faith and drawing us more closely to God.
Thanks be to God for music and so much more!
PS Gordies’ Groupies: The music starts up again Sep 19. See you there!