My Thanks to my friend Andy for allowing me to use this devotional:
Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song. And His praise in the congregation of the saints.
Let Israel rejoice in their Maker. Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and the harp.
For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.
Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud in their beds.
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth.
Whether its David singing Psalms, Abba singing â€œDancing Queenâ€, Handelâ€™s â€œMessiahâ€, Welsh hymn singing, or the latest chart hit, music is an important part of peopleâ€™s lives. Music makes us happy, and helps to celebrate. Some music makes us feel sad, and helps us in the grieving process. Whatever the emotion, whatever the situation, thereâ€™s usually a song, or a piece of music for just that situation. Music can make us laugh, cry, make us calm, excited, music can make us stop and listen, or get up and dance. As Christians we use music to praise, to meditate (taize), and to express our faith. Music can make us feel closer to God.
Music, singing, dance, the playing of instruments etc are mentioned over and over again in the Bible. Music has always been an important part of the life of faith. God, is a musical God, a God of Harmony and Rhythm, he is the Master Musician, Composer, Conductor, Choirmaster. Let us be instruments in His great Orchestra, each reverberating to the music of the Master Musician.