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.
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.
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.
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.