Today’s Thought – June 29, 2020 by Rev. Ken DeLisle

Music in worship is sometimes a touchy subject. 

Some want more of the traditional songs and some want new and exciting music. Define exciting.

Some only want classical or religious music for prelude and postlude. Define classical. Define religious.

I have used music from different genres including movies and Broadway.

Today’s video made me think of a service with “modern” and “traditional” music.

How about, Carole King’s “You’ve Got A Friend” matched with “What a Friend We Have In Jesus”?

We could have the whole service on friendship. We could have friends tell their story of how they became friends. What builds the trust, fun, depth of friendship? And when did you know you were friends?

Then compare that with our relationship with the Divine. That makes all friendships divine. They are holy relationships. Your friend is God in human form, there for you under any circumstances.

Who is your best friend? When was the last time you told them how much you need them? How long since you said thank you to them?

Do that today. Say thanks or send a thank you card or a friendship card. Say a prayer of gratitude or send a small gift.

And remember the Divine friend who is with you always. Say thanks to them as well.

After all, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” – John Lennon, Paul McCarthy