The Music of Easter Week

Music is the child of prayer, the companion of religion.

The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,
    a scrubby plant in a parched field.
There was nothing attractive about him,
    nothing to cause us to take a second look.
He was looked down on and passed over,
    a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.
One look at him and people turned away.
    We looked down on him, thought he was scum.
But the fact is, it was our pains he carried—
    our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.
We thought he brought it on himself,
    that God was punishing him for his own failures.
But it was our sins that did that to him,
    that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins!
He took the punishment, and that made us whole.
    Through his bruises we get healed.
We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost.
    We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way.
And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong,
    on him, on him.

     ~ Isaiah 53:3-6

The music this week will cover all the emotions we can possibly experience.  Today, look at the scripture, written in The Message, and think of the music that might accompany this in a film score.  After watching The Robe this weekend, and was stunned once more by Alfred Newman.  His chord shifts were amazing, and told a story, as music does, taking to the very time of the Easter story.  All of Easter, often without one word.
This Passion Week, listen to the music around you, look for his walk to Calvary and on to Heaven in every wind, storm, sunny day.
Because of Him,

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