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The Choir - A Reflection of Heaven

Written by Genia Holder-Cozart

Music is a beautiful medium of worship. The prophet Isaiah gives us a glimpse into God’s throne room with angels singing together, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory” (Isaiah 6:3). John paints a similar picture in the book of Revelation, showing us there is a heavenly choir that sings God’s praises for all eternity.

When we see our friends and family in the choir singing in harmony of voice and spirit, I believe we are momentarily transported (even if only in our minds) to the throne room of Heaven. Furthermore, we often see a wide array of ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds on display in the choir. This too, reflects Heaven – God’s people, of every age and every race, worshipping together as one body. Does that little bit of information pique your interest in joining the choir or tug at you just a little? Maybe? Well outside of what I just shared, please consider this… that being a choir member allows you to be involved in one of the many intricate ministries of the church, helps the church to have both an effective in-reach and outreach, and lastly an amazing worship experience!

Not convinced to join yet? Good, I'm not finished! There are so many fantastic songs that have been written for the church and the body of Christ and many that have yet to be written. There are songs that teach, encourage, compel, and call to action, and the choir is a marvelous mouthpiece for such things. By presenting these kinds of songs, the choir takes on an exhortative psalmist role, and it brings a rich dynamic to the theme or message of a particular service.

Now for MY personal reason for anyone to join the worship choir is that we must not discount the richness the choir brings to the church’s worship experience. I think many would be surprised by the long-lasting effect a choir program can have on a church service. If your childhood church is anything like mine, the choir was a long-held tradition of praise and worshipful music sung by anyone who has the love of God in his heart - - aka Radicals for Christ. Just because something is thought of as “traditional” doesn’t mean it’s not relevant for the body of Christ today. Watching the choir members in uninhibited praise and worship demonstrated to me various means of worship. It was clear that no two people worshipped the same and THAT'S OKAY! Some raised their hands, closed their eyes and wept, clapped, or sung very, very loudly! It's all beautiful in God's sight. Let’s show how various parts of the body of Christ are working and moving forward together in the choir into a richer and fuller life with Christ!

Finally, with all that has been said, we invite you to join us as a member of the Waypoint Choir! Don’t worry if you can’t make every rehearsal or sing every time the choir does. We’d love for you to join in when you can. Don’t worry if this will be a totally new experience for you. We need you to bring your own voice and a heart of worship. God will do the rest! Can’t wait to see you at rehearsal!!

If you are interested in learning how you can be a part of the Waypoint Choir, please email Sharon at

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