Will the circle be unbroken by and by Lord by and by?
In a better home awaiting in the sky Lord in the sky!
Ada R Habershon
Sometimes I hate the way science spoils the beauty of things in the process of diagnoses. They tell us the sky and sea are not really blue it is just the angle of the sunshine. I have also heard that stars do not twinkle and that the sun doesn’t truly rise. These kinds of things feel like a pebble I can’t get out of my shoes. But one scientific fact that I was blessed to discover is that rainbows are actually round and we are seeing only one part of the arc from where we stand.
In the same way the circle of song doesn’t begin and end on earth like the leprechaun finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. In fact both the rainbow and worship begin and end in heaven. God inspires a musician, just like He inspired King David and that becomes a song. When David wrote down and sang his songs they became the book of Psalms. Today when we read those songs the circle of that song pours a blessing into our lives.
But God isn’t done yet! As worship leaders it is important for us to stay focused on God’s purpose in praise. As I related in the last post we stumble in one way or another on songs that bless us then labor to make that song ours and then the church’s. But there is one more piece of the circle still to be closed. That is the part we most easily forget. The source of the song that blesses the heart of God is not in Chris Tomlin or Fanny Crosby. Heaven’s inspiration didn’t begin with Charles Wesley and isn’t finished when Kari Jobe sings for us. God’s purpose begins in heaven and when a song has truly done its work there is a miraculous and eternal connection made. The music and words build a bridge to the throne room of the Kings of Kings. That bridge once built can be crossed time and time again. These are the songs that we remember when we are in despair as much as in blessing. These are the melodies that hold us up at the end of life or that celebrate the new baby as he takes his first breath. The Bible tells us that prophecies will fail and that tongues will cease but songs of praise will go on forever and forever!
Then I heard the voice of everything created in Heaven, upon earth, under the earth and upon the sea, and all that are in them saying, “Blessing and honour and glory and power be to him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, for ever and ever!” Revelation 5:13