Psalm 98:4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
Well, as long as the noise doesn’t have to be in tune, I think I’m ok… Hehehe. Do you notice how much music is a part of being human, and also how making music is one of the ways we are called on to worship the Lord?
Music touches a part of us that is beyond even the emotional; it is indeed on a spiritual level. Now, I can’t sing…well, I can sing, but not in tune and not very well. I can, however play the clarinet, or rather I could and probably still can. But I haven’t in a long time, and every now and then I get a longing to make music, or participate in it at least (and no, the clarinet doesn’t fit the bill for me now…have you ever tried to make joyful music to the Lord on a clarinet when you don’t even like jazz? ;) ).
For a long while I’ve been wanting to learn another instrument; guitar, piano, or violin. I’m also thirty years old…hmmm… too old to learn a new trick? I wonder. So, I bit the bullet and went and bought me a guitar yesterday, and have tracked down a teacher. So, should I jump in and really take lessons, or let my doubts and vanity get in my way? You see, I have a non-Christian hang up with looking like a idiot, and I’ve no real idea about how, or what to start playing, I am truly a beginner, hence the lessons, hence the hang-up.
See, Christians are human too. I thought if I posted about it here in my blog, it would light a fire under me, well, I guess we’ll see. May the Lord be with my fingertips, and everyone else’s ears!