Sunday, November 16, 2008

A gift for music

When it is done well, organ music can be a delight to the ear. Diana Norton Jackson took center stage in a recital at Norwich's Central Baptist Church today. She hopped on the bench and proceeded to take the audience on a ride through history. She played selections from Back, Bonnet, Bossi and Boellman.

I'm not that knowledgeable about classical music, but Jackson made the key board come to life. This was especially true in piece entitled, "Pifferari" by composer Louis Lefebure-Wely. As her fingers danced across the keyboard you could almost see the people coming down out of the hills to celebrate and dance with glee.

It struck me that this always happens when we let our God given gifts lead us. Diane did it on the organ but the truth is that it happens every day with people like you and me. The Bible tells us that God has given everyone of us at least one gift. When we choose to use it for God's glory, good things happen. We inspire others and we make God smile.

So use what you have and put on a show for God.



Denise said...

Thanks for the inspiration my friend.

Diana Norton-Jackson said...

Thank you so much for these kind words. I have wanted to be an organist since I was five years old. In my experience, many people worship through music who find it difficult to worship in other ways.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful review! It gives me encouragement and inspiration, too. I certainly wish I could have attended the recital and heard you!
Diane Abdi