The Image of God in Song

By Susan DeSelms
August 23, 2018 - 2:45pm

Dear friends,

Music and Spirit can be described in much the same way. They both have the power to comfort, to soothe, to uplift, to focus, to heal (yes!), to energize, to calm, to inspire, to teach... to bring us closer to others, to enhance our prayers, and (among many other wonderful things) to give us a way to worship. We might even say that music is simply an outward and audible expression of the Holy Spirit. Nothing really could be LESS of a stretch than seeing the image of God in music -and so this Sunday, we will take a deep dive into the world of music and spirit, using the songs that inspire YOU - the people of the United Parish - as our basic material. Over the last several weeks, many of you have turned in a song that speaks to you, and awakens your spirit - on Sunday, we hope to awaken that spirit in others, the Holy Spirit between us all, with the scripture, poems, and songs of your heart. Your heartsongs.

Yours in song,

Susan