Johann Sebastian Bach´s statement:
"The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul"
"The true greatness of a musician is in how he relies upon God to multiply his gifts and use his talents to the glory of God"
"God's timing is the perfect timing"
(from J.S.Bach's Cantata #106)
God's time is the very best time
In Him we live,move and are,so long as He wills
In Him we die at the right time,when he wills.
Ah Lord,teach us to think
that we must die
so that we become wise.
Put your house in order
for your will die
and not remain living.
It is the old covenant:
Man,you must die!
Into your hands I commit my spirit;
you have redeemed me,Lord,you faithful God.
Today you will be with me in paradise
With peace and joy I travel there
in God's will,
my heart and mind are confident,
peaceful and calm
As God has promised me:
death has become my sleep.
Glory,praise,honor and majesty
be given to you God father and son,
to the Holy Spirit by name!
make us victorious
through Jesus Christ.Amen.
Music celebrities' opinions on Johann Sebastian Bach:
The word "bach" in german means "brook". To this Beethoven replied "not brook but Ocean should be his name!"
After listening to a piece by Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart said: "this is music from which mankind can learn many things"
Johannes Brahms said "study Bach...there you will find everything"
Rimsky-Korsakov aknowledged at a certain point of his studies "I had no idea of the historical evolution of the civilized world's music until I had realized that it owes everything to Bach"
Aaron Copland stated "If musicians were asked to name one of them who came closest to composing without human flaw, I suppose general consensus would choose Johann Sebastian Bach"
Old Times Nostalgia:
was so much better in the good old days, the music of those
days made much more sense and was uplifting, our pleasures
were simpler and more enjoyable, life was more worth living".
Now interestingly this nostalgia comes in for a debulking
by the writer of the book of Eclesiastes. I mean too often
we are tempted to defy the past, we recall the good old days
but we tend to forget the tough times of the good old days:
the failures, the depression, the sins peculiar to that stage
of history and our lives.
We remember the 5 cent hotdog, maybe the 25 cent haircut
but we forget that as a kid one had to work all day to be
rewarded with 25 cents. Some didn't drink or smoke perhaps
but at the same time were insufferably stuffy or proud. Our
attitudes towards race differencies were abominable in the
old days and they were the days of the excessibly rich who
lavished their wealth largely on themselves. So, who wants
to return to that?
Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof, and now is the
day of salvation. Both biblical enjunctions. Rather than asking
questions or summarizing how much better one generation is
than the next, we really are to learn from the past to be
sure to hopefully anticipate the future, not making the same
But we are to live in the present for the past we may learn
from obvious mistakes that were made but the evil we must
contend with is today's evil, we may anticipate the coming
great events of the future but to be sure we're enjoying God's
grace, God's salvation today and that should be our chief
The good old days are no longer with us and hopefully that
have left us some good memories,some important lessons but
today is our main concern. What does God have for me today
and what will He have me to do to serve Him today.To let nostalgia
for the past rob us of enthousiasm and iniciative for today's
challenges would indeed be unwise. So forgetting what is behind
let us press on to win the prize for which God has called
us having word in Christ Jesus.
Broadcasting as I've known it for the last forty years has
been totally changed by the computer and yet I would never
go back. Technology has opened many new doors for global ministry
that we would have never had. So let's move forward together
as we seek to get the Gospel into the worldwide marketplace,daily.
(from Family Radio)