From time to time, I pray for celebrities.
Over the years, I’ve gone to a few Dave Matthews concerts, and I’ve often thought Dave is a natural-born worship leader. I hope and pray he finds Jesus before it’s all said and done. Based on his lyrics, I think he’s definitely searching for a higher meaning to life. He even mentions Jesus by name a few times in his last album – not in a profane way, but a searching kind of way. I’ll keep praying for that day I hear DMB’s rendition of the “Old Rugged Cross.”
This led me to think about other musicians being worship leaders – today, I was thinking about Jay-Z.
If Jay-Z became a Christian, dropped the F-bomb from his vocabulary, and my church hired him to lead worship, there are a few things I think I could expect:
- Coffee before worship would be required. A typical Chris Tomlin song has less than 200 words in a 4-minute song. Jay-Z’s word count? Usually over 700 words in the same amount of time.
- We’d have to give lots of grace each Sunday to the person who runs the words on the screen.
- I’d have to learn how to rap. That would be awkward for everyone.
- Would the elders let him wear that NY Yankees hat all the time? Probably not – or at least here in Texas they would make him change it to a Rangers cap.
- His new book How to Have More Than 99 Problems: Join Church Staff would be a best seller.
- When the old people hear “Blue Ivy is causing problems in the nursery,” they would think it’s a horticulture reference.
- He’d have to trade his sagging pants for skinny jeans and a v-neck t-shirt.
- The “Watch the Throne” tour would take on a whole new meaning.
- Lastly, and most exciting, you know Beyonce would be joining him on stage from time to time when she’s not on tour. A preclude to heaven for sure.
Did I miss any?
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