2011-04-21

American Idol – What Was Music Meant To Be?

by Yo Snyder

Psalm 135:3 “Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing
praise to his name, for that is pleasant.” So it’s down to the final three in
American Idol, who will be the next singing sensation of our nation, and more
importantly, why do we care? Sorry, that’s probably just me. In any event, I
happened to watch the show last night (because my dad is in town and he likes
to watch it) and as I did and as I thought about this verse, a thought occurred
to me; what is the purpose of singing? If you look at shows like American Idol
or the Voice, it seems the purpose is to find the best singer and make them a
star that everyone else can envy. However, a glance through the Bible reveals a
very different purpose. It’s not about the singer; it’s about the One being
sung to. In fact, looking at what the bible says about music and singing I can
only come to one conclusion; music and song was created to bring glory, honor
and praise to the creator. Like we have with so many other things, we have
taken it and reshaped it to our own purposes, but music was made for praising
the Lord. So is it wrong to be a fan of American Idol? Nah, but we need to
remember that it completely misses the point of singing. It’s not about who’s
the next singing sensation, it’s about the sensation of singing to an Amazing
God, which anyone can do. That’s good news because that means even if I
couldn’t qualify for American Idol, I still qualify to make a joyful noise unto
the Lord.