I've had the most humbling experience lately. I was told by different individuals, who have no knowledge of each other, that the music that God creates through me... heals. My first thought was; yeah...right. Then I remembered young David in the scriptures.
The young David was called to soothe Saul with music (1 Sam 16:16-23).
16 Let us find a good musician to play the harp whenever the tormenting spirit troubles you. He will play soothing music, and you will soon be well again.”
23 And whenever the tormenting spirit from God troubled Saul, David would play the harp. Then Saul would feel better, and the tormenting spirit would go away.
Isn't this something greater than a minstrel who entertains?
Now I'm wondering how did David's music sound? Considering that Israel was in Africa for more than 400 years, is it possible that his music sounded like ours?
The music of African descent is so powerful that it has influenced and transformed the music of the world. Only the language is different.
So to those of us who play, be mindful of the power within your fingers and play skilfully and reverently. Your music can minister healing and deliverance, or it can perpetuate destructive behaviors.
Hmmmm...what do you think?