Do you ever think how scary some of the songs we sing in church are?
Annie Dillard must have thought about the songs at her church. She is quoted as saying this about worship services, “Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? … It is madness to wear ladies’ straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews” ~ Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters (New York: Harper & Row, 1982), pp. 40-41.
Fortunately for us God would rather woo us with His love than overwhelm us with His power. But it certainly makes you think, do we real mean what we sing?Annie Dillard