Angus Buchan said something on the weekend which resonated with me….he said that “he might be accused of emotionalism…..but what is wrong with being emotional?”
Who gave us emotions, and who tells us not to use them?
Certainly not the bible, nor the Judeo roots of our faith. Have you read the scriptures? Do you not read about the celebrations, the feasts, the passionate emotion charged worship of the priests, kings and prophets?
Think about those who tell us off for being too emotional, are they the sort of people we should emulate?
Consider these contrasts….
One issue though is that of let down, or as musicians might say, “monday morning blues’. But even this is recognised in the scriptures. We cannot be on a continual high, we need to have times of rest, solitude, silence, contemplation. But those are times to celebrate as well….celebrate the quietness…just as we celebrate the noise.
The noise of 2000 plus men chanting for more worship songs is something that resonates within me even today, three days after the event, as I sit in the quiet of my study.