If we stand in worship, singing songs by ourselves, to God, whilst standing next to brothers and sisters, why not stand with instruments in our hands?
Why not have the chords and music up on the projector for us to play along with? Why is vocals relegated to the honour spot?
What would worship be like with 10 guitars, 3 violins, trumpets, drums?
Or are the words somehow important? If the words are important, why do we continue singing songs written before we were born, using words we need dictionaries to look up meanings for? By singing such old songs, do we proclaim that God has ceased to be creative? Or do we relegate him to a position of unworthiness – we choose not to make new songs for him? And if it has nothing to do with the words or the music why do we not move, and interact with each other? Could we hold hands? Or smile? Or dance?
And if its more about the group, why don’t we sing to each other, in words we’ve written out of our common history? Using instruments we all know how to play?