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.