Friday, 24 November 2017
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From the Editor

As I was driving to work today dodging countless selfish drivers, I realized one thing: we are subjected to a terrible spirit of rebellion. At the heart of breaking the law lie rebellion, the refusal to submit, and a selfish heart of pride. Reflecting a little longer I also realized that if all people were to be consciously striving to abide by the laws of our roads (and our country in general), we would literally have a Utopia. In such an environment it would no longer be a case of living life just for myself, but living life in a way that regarded others as more important than me.

This attitude of giving a 100% of myself - my effort, time, love and consideration - without expecting anything in return, reciprocated by everyone around me, would make for a wonderful world indeed. I hear the strains of Armstrong's famous song, I see trees of green / Red roses too / I see them bloom for me and you / And I think to myself what a wonderful world / I see skies of blue and clouds of white / The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night / And I think to myself what a wonderful world / The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky / Are also on the faces of people going by / I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do / They're really saying I love you / I hear babies crying, I watch them grow / They'll learn much more than I'll never know / And I think to myself what a wonderful world / Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.

It is a case of speaking with one voice and feeling with one heart. The Bible speaks about this many times over; the fact that we share the same spirit of Christ, that we are to have the same mind (thinking) as Christ, and that we are united through a spiritual re-birth with the Father of all ages. We express this often through our worship in song and the One Voice Worship Experience is a vehicle where we can participate in a unified voice or praise to God. People from all over South Africa are going to congregate in one place to raise a single voice of adoration. And as we acknowledge God as the Supreme Unifier, who knows, perhaps the spirit of rebellion lurking in our own hearts may just be expelled in favour of love? This being a rhetorical question, the answer is of course simple and clear - it will!