Saul’s advisors said, “This awful tormenting depression from God is making your life miserable. O Master, let us help. Let us look for someone who can play the harp. When the black mood from God moves in, he’ll play his music and you’ll feel better.” 1 Samuel 16:15-16
Nearly twenty years ago, a young man graduated from college and began took a missionary assignment to Japan to teach English. He lived in a small village and rode his bicycle everywhere. One day a young mother fell asleep at the wheel of her car and hit David, fatally injuring him.
I was working at the church where David’s family worshiped and helped to prepare for the Celebration of Life service. David had two brothers. All three of the boys were musicians, playing violin, viola, and cello. As I prepared the worship bulletin, I couldn’t believe the two younger brothers in their late teens and early twenties were planning to play a special classical piece as a tribute to their brother. After the service, I asked them how they were able to do this. One of the brothers responded, “It is through music that we find healing.”
I understand how a passion, such as mine for writing, is healing. When I need to sort out something going on in my life, I either journal or write stories. For the young musicians, they were able to bleed their heart and soul through their amazing musical skills.
Lord, help us find the way to heal our hearts and souls. Amen.