The Christian faith has always held a special place for music, considering it a form of worship and a way to express our gratitude to the Creator. Psalm 98:4 instructs us to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.” This message is beautifully conveyed in a performance by two of the most talented voices in the music industry, Kelly Clarkson and Josh Groban, as they deliver a moving rendition of “All I Ask of You” during a CBS holiday special.
Both artists have been captivating audiences with their compelling voices for years, selling millions of albums and performing in front of packed arenas worldwide. Despite their different musical styles, Kelly and Josh have the ability to sing any genre of music exquisitely, showcasing their incredible talent. This versatility is evident in their duet, where they combine their unique voices to create a magical musical experience.
In this performance, they stand on a small circular stage surrounded by the audience, creating an intimate setting that contrasts with the typical arena or stadium performances. This closeness allows the audience to feel more connected to the artists, and the setting resonates with the Christian teaching of community and togetherness. As stated in Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another.”
The performance concludes with a thunderous applause and cheers from the studio audience, a testament to the beauty and elegance of their rendition. Both artists make the performance seem effortlessly mind-blowing, a mark of seasoned professionals who understand how to use their voices to maximum effect. The clip ends with Josh and Kelly sharing a warm embrace, a symbol of their mutual respect and admiration.
Reflecting on this performance, Psalm 71:23 comes to mind: “My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to you; and my soul, which you have redeemed.” It is a reminder that music is a powerful way to rejoice and express gratitude for the redemption of our souls.
Let this beautiful duet by Kelly Clarkson and Josh Groban inspire you to use your own talents to praise the Lord. Watch the video below.