Marsha’s visiting a lifelong (literally–they’ve known each other since they were infants) friend this weekend. So, I stayed up last night and watched “Eddie and the Cruisers II–Eddie Lives” until way later than I should have.
It’s been years since I watched “Eddie II”. (I don’t think there actually ever was an “Eddie and the Cruisers I.) I love the music in the movie but, as I reflected on the story, I realized how easy it is for music to become an object of worship rather than an act of worship.
Music was created by God to be used in worshiping Him. As a former musician–both classical and rock–I look back and realize that I was guilty of loving the music more than the Creator. It’s not about the art–it’s about the Master Artist Who gave us the music. It’s so easy to get caught up in the music to the point it becomes our focus. That’s what Matt Redmon was talking about when he wrote “I”m coming back to the heart of worship, ’cause it’s all about You, Lord.”
Lord, forgive me for those times the music was the focus of my attention, instead of focusing on you with my music. You, alone, oh Lord, are worthy of my worship. I thank you for the music, Lord, but more than that, I thank you for the heart of worship You have placed in my heart.