music: Sweet Sweet Sound
All it takes is the first few words followed by the first few chords, and everything else must stop. It’s that song that’s got you hooked because the message is so pure and rings through your lungs as you blast the speakers, roll down the car windows, and sing uncontrollably like the scene in George of the Jungle. Sara Reeves has more than just a sweet soprano voice, the song “Sweet Sweet Sound” reminds me of a recent post that appeared on our blog by Reggie Samuel, The Heart of Worship.
It’s even better when the voice, tune, and lyrics all mesh together so perfectly. I don’t know – I’ve never really been one for going to concerts. In the last few years, I’ve developed this intimate relationship with KSBJ radio here in Houston, TX and have attended a few concerts. I’ve fallen in love with the experience. The latest was Chris Tomlin w/ Israel & Newbreed. Tomorrow I’ll be going to see Michael W. Smith for free outside of a Chick-fil-A here in htown. And it looks like Sara Reeves will be here come May 2009. Anyhow, one thing is consistent – it’s amazing to hear thousands of voices united with passionate accord singing at the top of our lungs in praise and adoration to the most high. Exhilarating high, isn’t it?
I guess what I love about the message of Sweet Sweet Sound is the fact that it beckons, “Hear the song of my life…” It demands more than that temporary feel good spirit – it reminds us that the heart of worship is a lifestyle of praise. We should live each day as though it’s a measure in a beautiful masterpiece of an artist’s lifelong composition. The lyrics are our words, set to the tune of our actions, accented with the beat of hearts united in worship.
I am an instrument of the living God
My life a melody to His name
More than the songs I sing
Worship is everything I live to glorify my King