Music has always been a huge part of my life. I grew up in a home were music was always played. My father was not only a music director at our church but he was also in Christian radio – so music has always been a part of me.
Over the years I have seen how music affects people in different ways. It can calm them; it can pump them up; it can put them to sleep and so on. We can look in the Bible and see that King Saul asked David to play music for him so that it could sooth him. We can see how music was used to give praise to God.
I can also say this, that just about every service that I lead worship in, there is always someone that does not sing or just stands there looking around while we are singing. They are not affected by music at all (or at least it seams that way!)
So music has different affects on different people.
So here is my question…What does music mean to you?
I would love to hear your response!
3 thoughts on “What Does Music Mean To You?”
Music, in my opinion, can either build up or utterly destroy. It can declare truth and bring restoration or it can saturate a weak mind with false promises–promises that won’t deliver.
Music makes truth feelable. It creates a sensory and emotional link to the past. It can be a comforting reminder that my faith may be fact, but it can be felt as well.
Music takes what is emotional and makes it physical. It brings into the present feelings associated with the past. It lends a tangible sensation to truth. It even makes me happy, as long as it has nothing to do with Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber.