A few weeks ago, one of my best friends sent me a video. My immediate reaction was, “Laura, I don’t have time for a 5 minute video! Haha.” The next thing I knew, I was looking at my computer screen crying. Not sad tears, but overflowing with joy tears.
Here is the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo–H_yx2vg&app=desktop
Worship music makes me extremely emotional. I can barely mouth words without tearing up. It has not always been this way, but as I have been getting in touch with myself more, the music overwhelms me. All the admiration and love I have for God releases. The main way I release any emotion just happens to be through tears.
This video made my heart happy, and a happiness I was not aware I needed at that time. In the midst of all the madness and hurt that constantly seems to make headlines, there was this. Worship, hope, praise, wonder, amazement, love, unity, mercy, forgiveness. A beautiful moment in one of the greatest cities in the universe. People of all races, backgrounds, and desires gathering in NYC to sing praise to God.
I remember a several months ago when I was crying to my dad about a plethera of things, and he told me the two songs that make him tear up. Amazing Grace and a national piece. The very next time we were in church together, perhaps the next morning, the congregation sang Amazing Grace. I could not even open my mouth and tears swelled inside my eyes. It has become such a powerful image I hold in my heart.
I felt the need to share this: the love of God, the love of music is so healing. Let yourself experience it. 🎶🙏
Oh, and I ended up contacting Laura immediately confessing my tears. And I wasn’t alone.