The 2020 Dove Awards held on Saturday, October 31, promoted unity and diversity with its theme “Carry the Change.”
2020 Dove Awards
The 51st annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards started off with a powerful message by various Christian artists. Among these artists are For King & Country, Matthew West, Danny Gokey, Tauren Wells, Zach Williams, Steven Curtis Chapman, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Natalie Grant, Jeremy Camp, Mandisa, Kari Jobe, and many more.
They began their message by citing the Scripture that urges Christians to be the light in this dark world.
“Jesus said it, ‘I am the light of the world, whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. Therefore, let us live as children of light. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Let your light shine before others that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.’ Carry the change,” the artists proclaimed.
Unity and Diversity
These Christian artists then sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a song referred to as the black national anthem. The message of unity was further highlighted when the artists recited Micah 6:8.
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” –Micah 6:8
Carry the Change
This year’s Dove Awards was done without any audience in the studio. Parts of the show were also pre-recorded to observe health protocols during the coronavirus outbreak. However, they are imploring that we can still be together in unity despite not being together physically.
“If we walk in the light, as He is in the light we will have fellowship with one another, all over the planet, isn’t that how God planned it?” the nominees added. “To proclaim we are one through God the Father and Jesus, established in unity to expand the community. Lay down our differences and walk in harmony.”
Reference: The Christian Post