Oddly, I seldom listen to recorded music, but I love live performance, of all kinds. Recorded music, no matter how fine the quality, seems to me dead, because it does not give me the synergistic connection with the performer that makes me feel I
am creating the music along with them, and stirs my own creative energies.
A few nights ago, we were delighted by a concert – highly talented performers (Windham Hill artists Liz Story, Barbara Higbie and Lisa Lynne) making music with an array of instruments both familiar and strange. Watching and listening, I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit, and in my mind’s eye, I could see a joyful Jesus whirling and dancing in the air above them. I know in my deepest being that God loves for us to create, and joins with us in celebrating our creative efforts.
There are many ways to create. Painting and writing, of course – but also planting a garden, landscaping a yard, building a house, building a business, making a happy marriage. They all make us partners with God in His creative activity. What