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Jesus: A Reason to Sing – Beyond Reason

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There is no reason to sing. There is no reason to smile. There is no reason to lift my hands or say a creed or surrender to God. At least, that’s what my heart sometimes tells me when I walk into a room on a Sunday morning after a hard, hard week. But worship takes me beyond reason.

Anxieties are high. Fear is strong. Faith feels like a thread running through a tapestry laced with thousands of threads of heartache.

Worship Beyond Reason

Then the worship leader steps up. The band begins to play. Through words, music, and spiritual leadership, bringing the songs of Zion to my eyes and ears, I am given a reason.

A reason to sing. Jesus. A reason to smile. Hope. A reason to lift my hands and say a creed and surrender to God. Life abundant is found here.

I leave strong in the Lord, confident in His mighty power. I came in one person, and, through worship, I left another.

Worship offers meaning when I’ve lost the plot.

Beyond reason, worship gives me a reason when a reason can’t be found.

 

This article about Jesus lifting us beyond reason originally appeared here, and is used by permission.  ABOUT DAN WILT:

DAN WILT, M.MIN. has worshiped with God’s people in spaces as diverse as the marble Polish Chapel in St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome, an ancient Orthodox Church on the Isle of Patmos in the Aegean Sea, and in palliative care facilities where the veil between heaven and earth is paper thin. He has worshiped with his Doxology Anthem in Wildkirchli (Wild Chapel) in the Swiss Alps, on the cliffs of An Bihn Mhór in Northern Ireland, and on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
As an author, worship leader, teacher, and encourager of creative leaders, Dan has impacted thousands over his three decades in ministry, across diverse streams of the Church in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and Brazil. The founder of WorshipTraining.com, over 40K worship leaders and musicians have been trained through the resources he has produced. He lives with his Armenian Princess of 31 years, Anita, outside of Nashville, TN. They have three grown children Anna, Abigail, and Benjamin.
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