Many people attend church for the excellent music they hear. The Psalmist said that was a valid part of worship when he wrote, “Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet! Praise him with the harp and lyre!” (Psalm 150:3).
But we must be careful not to come to church merely for what we get out of it. Someone said, “The pastor may be as dry as chalk, the worship leaders may sound like a rusty hinge, the organ may have a case of asthma, and there may be a sanctimonious hypocrite in every pew. This is beside the point. We attend church not merely to receive; we come to give” (Love Carved in Stone, pp. 64-65).
Well said. The real music of worship comes from our hearts, not from manufactured instruments. Still, those who play the instruments here do a good job of tuning our hearts to sing our Lord’s praises.
So let’s sing notes of love and praise from the bottom of our hearts as we worship Jesus today.