Yesterday I was joking with my pastor via Facebook Messenger. He likes musicals, so I sent him a message saying I may or may not have watched Les Miserables last Friday evening, but I would deny it to protect my rugged image. He commented that he likes the movie version with Hugh Jackman. I replied I might have watch that one.
The secret about me, and don’t tell anyone because I would have to deny it, is that I enjoy watching a variety of music on Youtube which includes Classical, Opera, and songs such as The Prayer.
Philippians 4 says:
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
Of course primarily I find that in worship music and reading the bible, but there is beauty in this life. I find it relaxing to sit back and enjoy beautiful music at times. In the same evening I might watch videos such as the one I am sharing of The Prayer and then also listen to some music in Spanish, Portuguese, and perhaps some Peruvian music from the mountains using the wooden pan flute.
Even in our fallen world there is beauty. I find enjoying it helps reduce stress and brings me joy. Living with chronic illness it helps to enjoy beautiful things like music. But don’t tell anyone my secret and ruin my rugged image. 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless.