We appreciate hearing songs that have meaning. Sometimes we enjoy dancing to music. Other times we sit quietly and soak it in. Someone once said that when we’re happy, we enjoy music; but when we’re sad, we understand it. I think that is true. When we are happy, we often enjoy upbeat tunes. Yet some great songs have been written from the heart about pain and losing hope. When we’re feeling down, listening to those songs makes us feel that someone can relate to us and the way we’re feeling, that we are not alone.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Psalm 33:2 (NIV)
Music is a beautiful gift from God that can carry us through hard times and happy ones. It is also a gift we can offer to God, praising God with music as the psalms encourage us to do. I am grateful that we can enjoy this gift with God, who brings the joy of music into our lives.
ENJOY THE GIFT: What songs help you celebrate? offer comfort when you feel alone? bring you closer to God? Create playlists to accompany you through these times.