I usually don’t watch much TV these days, but my husband was watching Oprah, and I overheard the announcement that she was having the world’s most talented kids perform on her show.
I appreciate the wonderful talents of others. Watching people in their element brings me much joy. Their talents touch my spirit, and I feel at one with them. It’s as if God is talking to me, telling me how awesome He is as a Creator. He’s letting me in on a special part of His Creation, the talents He’s bestowed on each of us to glorify Him.
Each of the kids featured were extremely talented. One of the musicians was Lang Lang, a concert pianist from China. I was fortunate enough to have attended one of his concerts last year. He is a tremendous talent and is giving back to society by nurturing and mentoring children who are gifted at playing the piano.
Then Oprah presented Charice Pempengco form the Philippines. She sang Note To God written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster. What a song! What a voice! The voice and song were perfectly matched. The song sounded as if it were written exclusively for Charice to sing even though it was recorded earlier by another artist.
I stood up from my comfortable couch as I watched and maneuvered myself closer to the TV. I couldn’t believe she was seventeen. Her voice was soulful, smooth, passionate as well as angelic. I started to sway with the singing. My skin started to tingle as her voice hit the high notes. I was reminded of the gospel music of The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.
Her performance was emotionally charged to say the least. I wanted to clap. I wanted to shout, Hallelujah. I wanted to raise my hands in worship. I was moved to tears. The Oprah audience was waving their hands in the air just like in an old-time revival meeting, unashamedly on national TV. The audience was having church and I was worshiping along with them!
Charice’s performance of Note to God was so moving, I just had to share it with you.
Unfortunately, I will no longer be able to post Oprah’s Youtube segment of Charice’s performance of Note to God due to Harpo’s copyright claim.
Please go directly to Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Xd435coD4 to see and experience Charice’s performance.
Isn’t she amazing!
God hears our prayers. Our loving God seeks a relationship with us, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. 2 Chronicles 7:14,15
If you were to write a note to God, what would you say to Him?
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