Advent, Christmas, Epiphany Choral Music by Canadian Women Composers
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As Christians, we have lost precious opportunities to experience the compassion of God because we have been caught up in judging others for their way of dressing or speaking, gender expression, sexual orientation, skin colour, or (dis)abilities. We have distorted the Good News of Jesus by declaring that those of a particular gender expression and sexual orientation should have more authority and privilege than those of any other gender expression or sexual orientation.
In the spring of 2020, I was having a hard time worshipping. The angry, grief-infused words of the psalmist lingered with me: “How could we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?” (Psalm 137:4). And yet, it is our calling as worship leaders to offer people songs of praise and, like Miriam, pack a tambourine while fleeing into the unknown. It is our job to help God’s people worship in whatever circumstance we find ourselves.
When we lead worship each week, how do we worship? When we are the ones holding the space for others to experience the presence of God, when do we experience God’s presence? When we are unfolding the words of scripture for others, when do we find scripture unfolding in our own hearts?