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Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord all you Lands! Psalm 100:1
There are over 1500 references of some form of music mentioned in the bible with words like: melody, hymn, instrument, psalm, harp, lyre, trumpet, horn, and voice. A prominent Pastor was asked why he always whistled Andy Griffin show theme music. His response, since he could not sing; it was a happy tune which allowed him to praise God. Biblical references note that instruments where used to praise and worship God so much so David, a musician, scribed one hundred and fifty chapters of Psalms with liner notes notating their purpose, how to arrange and which instruments best complimented them. The Gospel of Mathew records Jesus and the disciples finished Passover with singing as they went to the Garden of Gethsemane. Music is everywhere!
Music is a composition of imagination in the form of notes which produce a melodic sound intertwined with, syncopated rhythm which compels one to sing, dance, laugh, or cry. Songs can make a soul merry, cure pains; a merry heart is like medicine but a broken spirit dries the bones. A piece of music is timeless withstanding the test of time; it is a lover, a peacemaker, which can tame the cry of a baby or sooth the rage of a savage beast. When God created the world, the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy Job 38:7. Is it safe to say God loves music?
Many are blessed with a gift of music through song, dance, and instrumentation. Use that gift just as the little drummer boy, who had no gift to bring yet he could play for the new born King, Sing to God a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy in everything you do. I love music, any kind of music both instrumental and vocals from its many variations down to an artist’s interpretation of a gospel standard. Like many of us who cannot play sing, or dance, find your gift of music in your soul enjoy it but also find a way to Praise the one God who sits high and looks down low. Shout joyfully to the Lord all the earth, break out in song, rejoice, and sing praises because music is life that can stir the soul. Let the music play and take you away!