11 Let all who run to you for protection always sing joyful songs.
Provide shelter for those who truly love you and let them rejoice.
I watched American Idol again the last couple nights, no I’m not addicted. The young people this year are so remarkably talented. I am permitted to have a favorite or two each year and my favorites this year are Colton Dixon and Phil Phillips. Both of these young men are so crazy gifted, they can take a recognizable song tweak it, insert their spin on it and have me sitting foot tapping and smiling like a proud parent. As I watch them embrace and enjoy the notes of each song they sing, staying up a little longer to watch this year been worth missing a few minutes of sleep.
There are gifts aplenty on that stage, yet what struck me most painfully this week was the youngest singer, Jessica. This girl can sing anything, with pipes easily compared to current stars, yet there is no passion, no feeling. True she is only 16 and has from all accounts been singing most of her life. Yet, my heart breaks for her because her with professionalism, beautiful voice there is a disconnection. Being “In it to Win it”, can make sure that things are technically right, but emotionally empty.
Last night, Colton’s “Idol” dream ended, yet when it was time for him to sing the final song, he went to his knees and sang again to the Lord. There were tears in my eyes at his constant, consistent witness. God has plans for that young man and as he continues to use his talents to give God glory, the standing ovations he didn’t receive from the judges cannot compare to the hand claps and whistles he received from the angel chorus and smiles of approval from God.
Making His praise glorious!
- Praise to God, the Ruler of the Earth (thechristiangazette.wordpress.com)
- Come let us sing Him praise… (sleekelsie.wordpress.com)
- Heavenly Music (spiritsisters.wordpress.com)
- His Beautiful Words (reeknittingwordswithgod.wordpress.com)
- A Psalm for the Ages! (psalmsofpraisewomensministries.wordpress.com)