This may sound strange, but I’ve been feeling really “deep” lately. Lots of deep long thoughts… Then as I scrabble to actually get a firm handle on the thought or idea it seems to slip away. What I thought was concrete turns out to be a vapour.
So, as I write this post of half formed thoughts, desires and questions, I ask in return for your patience and graciousness as you read…
Now the disclaimer’s done, here is today’s topic: POETIC WORSHIP
I love poetry when it speaks to me of things like beauty, magnitude, love, peace, passion, nature, gratitude, justice. To me, poems should lift or challenge the soul. You should feel like you’ve touched another’s inner world when you read it or it’s read to you. Poetry is deep. (Maybe that’s why I like it so much!)
So I ponder, why don’t we use poetry more in our worship? Why has worship become synonymous with music? Why are so many worship songs no more than a simple refrain repeated to oblivion?