Live Beats A Recording
February 20, 2012 in: Devotions
The Martins concert did not disappoint.
The group’s appearance in St. Joseph Friday night kicked off the Northwest Missouri Gospel series. It was one of the most moving concerts I have been to in some time.
From the moment they stepped out on to stage, the Spirit of the Lord was evident. As another concert goer and I discussed afterward on our way to the parking lot, you can just feel how sincere the Martins – Joyce, Jonathan and Judy – are. They shared their testimonies of their walk in faith and their words were just as encouraging as their music.
As we worshiped together, I thought that it was a glimpse of heaven. Then they sang New Day, the title track off their new album, which I’ve listened to many times on CD. The recording doesn’t hold a candle to hearing it in person.
And I wonder if that is what worship is like. As wonderful as it is to enter the Lord’s presence when we praise him here on earth, I bet it doesn’t even compare to what we’ll experience when we get to heaven and see him in person.
We’ve got something to look forward to.
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” I Corinthians 2:9