Meekness finds a new home

Meekness has always been described to me, at least in every sermon I've ever heard, as power under control. Jesus, the Son of God, embodied meekness by his submission to the Father's will, rather than taking matters into his own hands and decimating any who persecuted him, which he very well could have and probably would have if He were me (yes, yet another reason to praise God).

Well, I've met meekness in song now, and it's in the voice of Josh Groban. Those of you who know me know that I've been a big fan of this man since before most people knew about him. Yes, I'm bragging. I truly have never heard a voice quite like his. He has so much power in his voice, but he holds back for the sake of vocal dynamics with so sweet a tenderness that it makes you melt. He's truly incredible. I don't consider myself a "Fan" personality; I don't scream like a prepubescent teenager at concerts or get all flustered if I run into a celebrity. But Josh is almost my exception. I say "almost" because I'd totally play it off if I met him...hey, a girl's gotta at least pretend she has a shred of dignity.

Last night, my wonderful dad took me to see "the boy wonder of the voice" (NYT quote). I have never been so moved by a vocal performance in my entire life. The timber of his voice, the quality, the power and the passion behind it all, along with what appears to be humility as well, moves my soul. It's hard to describe if you've never heard him. But let me tell you, seeing and hearing are two different experiences. I had a truly incredible time and I can understand why so many people drove cross-country to see him perform his tribute to the 9/11 victims last night. What a patriotic experience.

God bless Josh Groban, and may he find salvation in Jesus and subsequently find me and fall madly in love at first sight :) (I can dream, can't I?)
~The reluctant, but not too reluctant, Grobanite,

Posted by Portia at September 12, 2004 11:36 PM

Ahhhh Emily I am so jealous! I wish I could have gone. But at least one of us has now experienced the wonderful voice of Josh Groban in a setting other than our car's! I am more than happy for you! You rock!

Posted by: Kristin at September 13, 2004 03:33 PM