My Hillsong United “aftermath”

Posted: March 8, 2011 in Me and God, Music, The Church

Las night I had the opportunity to rock it again with Angela at the Hillsong concert as we celebrated her 29th Birthday… (again :))

At some point when the music was slow and the ­moment was one of less shouting and more ‘adoration’, I started to wonder.. and commented to her:  “We Christians are weird, aren’t we?”.

Seriously, we are! If you saw what I was seeing –which may be you can see at your church every Sunday –it can be a bit creepy -especially for people who are not church goers. ‘Christians’ closing their eyes in an almost-fainting look, raising their hands to the roof, singing to the top of their lounges about some ancient character’s blood etc etc. But, It doesn’t stop there. Old men, teenagers, young ladies, all ages and colors and styles, all jumping up and down saying “take it all” and screaming:”Jesus!!” What a crazy crowd!

Nevertheless, these wise words came from my beautiful bride who answered: “we are all weird, Christians and non-Christians”. She continued elaborating on her thought that everyone is weird and crazy to their own things…
We Christians sing and shout as a response to what Jesus did; a perfect sacrifice by a perfect person to perfect some very imperfect people…
Some others shout and scream as a response to what their football team did.
Some others scream and lift their hands after closing that huge deal.
Some others lift their hands and give their heart to the one who gives them some love.
Some others will give their hearts and minds to a career, a political party, a goal, a philosophy a something.

Perhaps not everyone last night was ‘worshiping’. …worship is not music anyway; music is a way to express worship; worship is, in a sense, the ‘what’ or ‘how’ you do what you do, for the ‘who’ or ‘what’ that drives you, the object of who you are, what occupies your mind and time and worries and resources and money the most, the reason why we do what we do, particularly the craziest things we do.

Who or what do you worship?

  1. Scott says:

    I remember one time at a Promise Keepers rally down at the GA Dome a similar experience. It was during a time of worship like what you described… thousands of men arms lifted up, eyes closed praising God. A guy who was in our group leaned over to me and said “You wanna see a glimpse of heaven… look at this” and pointed his arm to the masses. I had never thought of it like that… I was very moved.

  2. adam says:

    I saw Hillsong United last night and had the same thoughts. It was an awesome show.

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