Music is Incredible!
We all listen to it. Most of us enjoy it.
Music holds tremendous power over our emotions. In fact it has been called “The language of Emotions.” Very few things can touch us the way music does. Music influences us to laugh, cry, shout, dance or lie in solitude.
Have you ever caught yourself sub-consciously humming a tune or singing the words of a song? Perhaps it has been one you thought you did not know – just running through your mind. Lives are often moulded and directed through music.
The Bible is filled with talk about music. The word “sing” is mentioned in excess of 110 times. Even more intriguing is the fact that one of the sixty-six books contained in the Bible is a song book: The Book of Psalms. We could possibly call it, “150 of King David’s Favorites.” Most of the Psalms were written by or to David.
Interestingly enough the Bible tells us to sing or to make music. Seldom are we told to sit back and listen to it. We are admonished to sing and shout for joy. Celebrating in song and making music is emphasized in Psalm 108:1, David says, “I will sing and make music with all my soul”
How many of us sing? No – I don’t mean in church, or before hockey games. The shower is a good place to start. If your place of employment has a high noise level, go ahead and sing. sing with your family when you travel along in your car, let your emotions roll out in song.
Some say laughter is the best medicine. I say singing is, even if you think you cannot sing. Music has helped me to understand how I really feel about something. It has put a smile on my face. My thoughts have been channeled through music. It has helped me to vent frustration.
Most important of all, the medium of music has drawn me closer to God.
Go ahead, take your Bible and turn to the Book of Songs – the Psalms. Read or sing through them and allow them to touch your very soul.