I have over the last couple of months discovered the gorgeous haunting music of Ernesto and Kimberly Rivera, an attempt to recreate the soundscape of heaven, they say. What a project! The Riveras say their music comes out of their communion with God. It is spontaneous, unrehearsed and lovely. I highly recommend it for entering the presence of God.
Though I believe Heaven will have several soundscapes. Heaven to a Cistercian monk and a contemporary Nigerian or Indian, let’s say, will sound very different. Please, please let it have some Gregorian and Taize chant, and some Matt Redman and Michael Card and Celtic hymns.
What interests me is that they say these songs are unscripted, sung as the spirit moves. They are beautiful, saturated in Scripture, which they sometimes express in a new way.
Today is your Coronation Day.
What do you decree?
What would you like to see?
It’s a riff on Jesus’s statement, “Ask the Father whatever you will…”
Interestingly, I often ask Christ what he would like to me to write, or to do with my day. It’s sweet to think of Christ asking us that.
Listen to the Riveras: