Song: Our Lives Join in Nature’s Symphony

START THE DAY WITH A SONG

What better way to start the day than with a song! May we join our voices along with the whole earth in a symphony of praise to our God. 

 

 

Please join me in listening to Ken Medema as he presents us with a Symphony of Praise.

 

 

 

Music is everywhere – on the radio, in our houses and work places, grocery stores, department stores – using voices and instruments to convey thoughts and feelings. 

 

There is music in nature when you think of the bird songs, the frogs, the insects. Even the trees make music as the wind moves through the branches.

 

 

Psalm 66:1-2 (CSB)

Let the whole earth shout joyfully to God!
Sing about the glory of his name;
make his praise glorious.

 

Can you tell I love music? I don’t remember a time in my life that I have been without it.

 

Certainly, a song can evoke feelings of joy or sadness. Songs of lament are helpful when going through a hard time. For example, through the words and music I can place my burdens on the Lord.

 

As I give my burdens to God, He brings a joy and a peace that only He can. The song, SonShiny Day, by Ken Medema, reminds me to live each day with joy, because Jesus is with me. It’s one of my favorites. I especially enjoy the upbeat piano interlude in the middle.

 

 

 

When I am discouraged, a song can be what draws me out and turns my sadness into joy.

 

Therefore, it is good to sing and make music in whatever way I can. 

 

Psalm 30:11-12 (CSB)

You turned my lament into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth
and clothed me with gladness,
so that I can sing to you and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

 

 

In Symphony of Praise, Ken Medema says that life is a song. So, in a way, each of our lives are songs, whether happy or sad.

 

As we yield to God and His love flows through us, our lives can be His song to the world. 

 

I’d like to share one more song that demonstrates this so well. It is by the group known as Downhere.

 

 

Psalm 92:1-3 (CSB)

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praise to your name, Most High,
to declare your faithful love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night,
with a ten-stringed harp
and the music of a lyre.

 

To read the other posts in this series click on: 31 Days of Encouragement.  

 

This is Day 28 of the Five Minute Friday 31 Days of Free Writes. The word prompt is song.

 

8 thoughts on “Song: Our Lives Join in Nature’s Symphony

  1. Oh Gayl, that album “Sonshiny Day” is the one I had when I was a teenager! I lost it years and years ago, so what a blessing hearing it tonight. Thank you for sharing these precious songs and thoughts about music. The Lord uses music and songs so much in my life also. I love the theme of that song by Downhere, that HE is the one who breathes through us and makes our life a song. Such a precious post Gayl. Love & Blessings to you my dear sister! xoxo

    1. That is one of my favorite albums. I think we still have the vinyl record. LOL It was an album my husband had when we married. I had never heard of Ken Medema before that, but I became a fan. We have most if not all his albums and have seen him in concert a few times. It’s been several years now since we saw him. I don’t know what I would do without music. It has always been such a comfort and joy to me. Yes, the Downhere song is great, also one of my favorites. 🙂 Blessings love and hugs to you, dear Bettie! xoxo

  2. The beauty and variety of songs that you shared in your post encouraged me. Thank you for sharing your heart about music. I hope you have a great day!

  3. Gayl, this is such a beautiful post for me to begin my Tuesday. God is everywhere and a song in all. I have a train that blows the horn as it goes through town every day multiple times. It is over in the distance and even that sound is such music to my ears. I love the sound of children playing, the sound of prayer, the sound of joy. Nature is my favorite place to find the sounds of the Lord, but there are so many others. So many Psalms were sung as the Israelites went up to Jerusalem and the Psalms are filled with praises to the Lord, honoring Who is is and always has been. Praising Him for you, sweet sister.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

    1. Linda, your comment is so encouraging. Thank you for sharing so many ways you hear music and song everywhere I love the same things you do, though I don’t have a train near. I did when I grew up. It wasn’t very close but if you listened you could hear it. It was actually a comforting sound way in the distance. I love nature, too. It’s one of my favorite places to be. Blessings and love to you, dear sister! {HUGS}}

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