Music and Heaven

photoJonathan and I were blessed with tickets to a concert for one of our favorite musical artists — Gungor. The group uses a myriad of instruments, vocal abilities, and just pure talent to create a sound unlike anything else I’ve heard. It’s orchestral, bluesy, quirky, fun, upbeat, somber, and harmonic. The sound live is even more amazing because you can see all the musicians creating the music, which I’ll admit is even more enjoyable than just listening.

In addition to the beautiful musical quality, the lyrics are deep and thought-provoking, spurring discussions hours after the music stops. On our drive home, Jonathan and I talked about one song specifically called “Heaven.” The lyrics say:

… heaven, heaven is comin’ down
Heaven, heaven is all around …

Jonathan said, “What if they aren’t talking about heaven coming down way in the future? What if they mean we see glimpses of heaven all around us now? Like a sunset or sunrise.” We talked about that for a while and marveled that God would be gracious enough to show  us a little bit of what’s to come; to give us motivation to keep going because there is something greater coming for us. To encourage us when we wake up and when a day is over. Jonathan and I have been more conscious of heavenly beauty since then, always looking for a little more than what most people see.

It’s amazing to me that music can be such a catalyst for thought, conversation, and beauty. I’m sure that music is a glimpse of heaven too.


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