By Mark Ellis
Composers lament the same frustration as they attempt to avoid repetition in their music. After 2,000 years, the limits of the 12-tone scale leave musicologists with a hunger for something more.
“They have come to a dead end,” observes Anne Ortlund, the popular Christian author and speaker. For 15 years, Anne was the organist for Dr. Charles Fuller’s radio broadcasts. Her hymn “Macedonia” was chosen as the theme hymn at the World Congress on Evangelism in Berlin.
She believes the worship that Christians will experience in heaven will go beyond our imaginations – and outside the limits of our current musical scale.
By Jay Grant
Pastor of Prayer, Jay Grant
“Day and night the host of heaven never cease crying out, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty, Who is, Who was, and Who is the come.” Rev 4:10
“Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne saying in a loud voice, ‘Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise.’” Rev 5:11,12
“Then I heard the voices of those in heaven, on earth and under the earth and on the sea and all that is in them, singing: ‘To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power forever and ever.’” Rev 5:13
The worship of God is our highest calling. It is good to awaken each morning by releasing our hearts to God in adoration. What is cool is we can worship God in all we do. We can offer our praise to Him in worship. We can offer our work to Him as an act of worship. When we love we worship. When we pray we can worship. In fact, God has made it clear that a void exists in prayer when worship is not a part of it.