I was going to title this post “The Song That Never Ends”, but I decided against it. The song I speak of is not a song that is sung, but the source of all singing. The Song, the Everlasting Song is not something as fleeting as a melody of a single voice. It’s a symphony of praise lifted by the creation to the Creator.
This entire week long I’m at a large Southern Gospel music convention in Myrtle Beach, SC where my family will be singing multiple times on various showcases as well as appearing on the “Main Stage”, Saturday night. This is one of my favorite events of the year; not only do I know practically every artist performing, but there is a personal connection with the fans and a spiritual presence in the singing and speaking each night. Every night a preacher will take the stage for 45 minutes to an hour and preach the Word of God.
It’s a special time for me, and a tremendous opportunity for my family and I to proclaim the love of Christ to thousands of people. Several of my greatest encouragements in the Southern Gospel realm are at this event, and I’ve already had conversations with them. If inspiration was a place, it would be this week of Singing in the Sun in Myrtle Beach, SC. I find encouragement, reprieve, spiritual convalesce, and inspiration from both God and Man.
But more than all of that, it is a place where The Song is lifted up to heaven. The praise of God’s creation is magnified by the voices of 6,000 people to the glory of God the father! The Song is my escape. The praise of my God and my Savior is my bridge, and The Song never dies. As long as this creation has breath he will sing of the creator. I devote myself to The Song to the glory and praise of the great God and the Almighty Creator of heaven and earth. It is my calling and my duty, my peace and joy, my bridge of escape.
Everyone needs a bridge. Mine is The Song of creation. What’s yours?
As always, thanks for reading.
–the anonymous novelist