The Birth of Beauty Part 2

I present to you a case in point: Watch the following two videos, and tell me which is more likely to make someone aware of the presence of Christ.

When I typed in “Praise and Worship Music” on YouTube, this was the first hit.

Now, do yourself a favor and watch this. Watch the whole thing, please, alone, in a quiet room.

I have no idea what that song is about, and I don’t want to know. I don’t care what his “message” was. I don’t care what his personal beliefs are.

I was moved. And that is enough.

When we are moved, we are stirred from our complacency. We are forced from our sedentary life. When we are moved, we are forced to see anew that reality which is ever-present but easily ignored, that wind of story and choice that blows around us whether we acknowledge it or not.

We are confronted with the Holy Spirit.

We are confronted with the love of God Himself.

We encounter something that transcends message and politics and theology and belief.

We encounter a Person. We encounter an experience. We encounter reality itself.

We encounter the Great I AM.

And that’s the whole point.

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4 Responses to The Birth of Beauty Part 2

  1. It is amazing that worship went from Bach (hear his Kyrie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKiCphIiO6c) to the godless ditty “Gather Us In”.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Good post! Important post! Remember the discussion of beauty (and the opera) in “Shawshank Redemption”? And have you ever seen the movie, “Life is Beautiful”?

    • “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever really dies.” One of my favorite quotes ever.

      It’s been a long time since I’ve seen “Life is Beautiful”, but I remember loving it. A part in particular that stands out to you?

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