And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. – Colossians 3:17
Have you ever wondered what music will sound like in heaven? The angelic choirs, amazing instruments, music in frequencies we can not hear with our weak human ears, and last but not least God himself singing! (See Zeph 3:17)
It will be wonderful and most glorious!
In Testimonies Volume 1, p.123 Ellen White said: “I saw the beauty of heaven. I heard the angels sing their rapturous songs, ascribing praise, honor, and glory to Jesus. I could then realize something of the wondrous love of the Son of God.”
Heavenly music is God-centered. It glorifies Him. That means it points to Him, His character and reveals only true statements about who He is and what He does.
Heavenly music has the power to reveal to us “something of the wondrous love of the Son of God”.
This is the high standard for Christian musicians. Nothing that we do in our work as musicians should be about ourselves. Every chord we play, every note we sing, every harmony we produce – it should all draw ourselves and our listeners to realize “something of the wondrous love of the Son of God”.
How can we live up to such a standard?
There is only one way.
If you want your music to be heavenly music, you first need heaven in your heart.
If you want your music to draw others to realize something of the wondrous love of the Son of God, you first need to realize this love yourself.
Don’t let the temptation to glorify self rob somebody else of an opportunity to meet Jesus through your music.
Get to know His love, His character.
Make Heaven’s standard, your standard.
It is my prayer, that as you behold Jesus and His wondrous love, you will through your music, become a channel of His love to others.