Patricia over at Beholding Him Ministries first posted the above video, and it really got me thinking.
We talk a lot about things like diversity, and unity in the body of Christ. Look, it’s just a true thing that humans like to assemble with people they share commonalities with; I can’t really be convinced that there is anything inherently wrong with that. People feel comfortable in differing worship environments, and some of the things they find comfortable may be driven by cultural or ethnic background. That’s just truth.
Now, having said that, at no time, in no place in God’s house should ANYBODY be excluded simply for any of those cultural or ethnic considerations. The two examples used are not the same. If somebody from a more…..lively background….decides they want to come in my rather boring, staid Baptist church, then we ought to welcome them with open arms. Period.
But, I digress. This wasn’t actually about any of that; it was only about a really good song sung by a fairly diverse group of singers. It just caught my eye and made me think that going to church with these guys would be seriously cool.
Jessy Dixon-Singing lead on this song. Truth here. Jessy Dixon has MUCH soul. He would not like our place very much.
Guy Penrod. One of the great tenors of Southern Gospel. Lot of hair. Ranches cattle at his homestead in Tennessee. We might let him in if he got a haircut.
David Phelps. Can hit high notes like no person I ever saw. Full metrosexual type. Sometime after this, he actually permed his hair. We’d let him in no problem. I was a city boy, and they let me in after all.
So. I have no real thoughts here, except I think Heaven’s Choir will look like that.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.