STORIES: Healing Through Music

I am so grateful that the Lord inspired me to produce the Prayerful Improvisations album series over the last few years. It truly was, I felt, a Spirit-led endeavor. Since then, hearing how God is using this music to bring peace, consolation, comfort, love and healing has been remarkable—beyond my wildest imagination (or my own ability). I have shared some of these stories in the past at various times, but wanted to collect some of them here to encourage and “motivate one another to acts of love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24, NLT). In particular these are testimonials from people who have experienced inner healing to some degree in various manifestations. I hope you are inspired as I have been…

“I received your lovely piano music today. What a special treat is has been for me. I have been playing it as I work and have shared it with others in the office who are equally impressed with the CD arrangement. . . . I would like to tell how very much your gift of music was more timely than you could imagine. My older brother was recently diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer. As one would expect, I am deeply saddened by the diagnosis. I am truly heartbroken and could find little solace from the thoughtful words of friends and family these past few weeks. When I began to play the CD arrangement, I immediately felt a sense of calm come over me . . . an inner peace that I have not felt in days. The music has consoled me. . . . Thank you.” – Karen from Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley

“Last night there was some time between when I got home and when my wife and I had dinner. I put on your CD and sat down to relax. During the third piece I became aware of a sense that the cares and stresses of the day were washing out of me. It was an actual physical sensation. I got up to check the name of that piece and, although I don’t remember the exact name, it was something like Peace Inside [“Peace Within”]. Amazing! I praise God for His gift of music. I praise Him for working in you the desire and ability to serve Him by means of that gift. . . . To Him be the glory!!” – Bill from Lynn, Massachusetts

“I wanted to let you know that I heard from the woman who was recently diagnosed with cancer—I sent her your CD and she told me that she has been listening to it and it has been helping her greatly. She is in such a difficult place right now, emotionally, spiritually, and physically, and your music is bringing her peace and comfort and a blessed reminder of God’s constant love for her. Since I know this was your main objective for this project I wanted to make sure that you knew that your incredible music is doing *exactly what you intended it to do*. So YAY God…” – Rachel from Colorado

“The album is really therapeutic. It is what I was hoping you would make. It is terrific what the Spirit has done through you! The sound of your instrument is so beautiful. Your touch is so peaceful, so thoughtful, so musical. I need music like this so badly. I won’t go into details but I’ve had a tough year on the job front, with about half of the last year out of work. This music is a little like David playing for Saul. It brings peace. So, your goal of bringing healing through music is being fulfilled. It will be great to understand how this all works someday when we’re in heaven. 🙂 . . . I’m glad that you are able to use your gifts. I’m sure God is well pleased, brother. Well done!” – John from Wisconsin

“I got a migraine Monday night. Can’t shake it, with all the unstable weather, company, etc. When I am like this the only medicine I can listen to, is . . . Prayerful Improvisations. It really does sooth the soul. It really does have healing qualities. I thank you, my friend, for your God-infused creations. They really do help.” – Gail from Watertown, Massachusetts

And even physical healing…

“I wanted to write you a quick note to tell you how amazing ‘Arise’ is. I was getting ready to go to bed and I decided to listen to it on YouTube. I am sitting in my room listening and I felt God just come over me and my shoulders dropped probably 2-3 inches. I watched them just drop as the weight of stress was lifted off them. They physically fell—I cannot put to words how amazing of a feeling/miracle it was/is, especially as I haven’t been able to move my shoulders like that in a few months. God is good! I cannot get over it!! – Sarah from Wakefield, Massachusetts

Thanks for listening! And thank you, God for the power and presence of your Healing Spirit in our lives.

God bless,