The Lord’s Music is Healing!

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. John 14:1
 
I recommend reading John 14 again.
 
Fish University in Nashville, Tennessee, opened its doors in 1866 by the American Missionary Association at the close of the Civil War for liberated slaves. The students and professors lived in an abandoned Union Army hospital barracks. George White, a white man, taught music. White had trouble coaxing his students to sing the plantation and slave songs he overheard them singing. Within a few years the building rotted and the Missionary Association decided to close the school. White wanted to do a series fund-raising concerts but the board refused. White decided to the tour any way and he sold his possessions to finance the tour. The trip was hard for White and his nine students, the Jubilee Singers. The singers braved threats and indignities. The African-American spiritual “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” was sung in 1872 at National Council of Congregational Churches meeting during a recess in Oberlin, Ohio.
 
My prayer for the week:
Praise God for the message of His love through all forms of music. Music moves the hearts of all who listen with an open heart. Alleluia for music. Amen