‘Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.‘ Psa 150:6
Dominus vobiscum, pilgrims!
In all my years covering gigs (and it hasn’t been that long!), I don’t believe I’ve ever covered a gospel concert. Yes, I have covered the Blind Boys of Alabama, but this time I’m talking of a pentecostal gig with people up and about praising God, no holds barred. None of all that “Oh, Let’s sit down with a dignified reserve. I mean, we are English!” (By the way, don’t let the picture above fool you; that was taken during a quiet worship moment). Nah, it was up and at ‘em with a whole lot of thanksgiving in the heart and then some! Now, it’s not like I haven’t tried getting accreditation to these gigs at times; it’s just that it’s been a ‘challenge’, for want of not getting into details. After yesterday’s gig, I reckon I really ought to make more of an effort!
It was an outstanding gig, one of the best I’ve been to in a while. It was great coming to a gig and knowing that it’s all about giving thanks to God. Whether you were a believer in Christ or not, you couldn’t help but not be touched by the power of giving praise to the Almighty. There is something spiritual about praising that does wonders. No, I’m not talking about standing up and reciting from a hymn book. To each his own, of course, but when you praise Him, it should be a joyous moment. If it could work for King David who was near buck-naked when he danced before the Lord with all his might (2 Samuel 6:14), then how about the rest of us? And speaking of thanks, someone asked me once, “Why thank God?” Ah-ah!?!? What do you mean, why not thank God?? Despite the ups and downs we encounter in life, there must be at least 10 things you could thank him in just one morning. For starters, the ability to wake up, go to the bathroom for your morning ablutions and sigh sighs of relief!! (I’ve always wanted to put this instance into a blog!! )
It was also great seeing the Lord using Muyiwa and the rest of the team ministering to the crowd. I’m not going to lie to you: I felt really at peace yesterday; despite having to dash off early due to (un)foreseen situation. A bit of shame, really: it was going to be a session of praise, African Style!
Anyway, this blog isn’t really about Muyiwa & Riversongz per se, but rather, the magnificent, majestic, almighty Lord of Lords, King of all Kings. I could type every word I possible know in praise and worship, it just wouldn’t be enough to say ‘Thanks, Dad’. I’ve never really made the opportunity to mix my gig photography and faith in God, so what better way than now?
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