Psalm 149: 1, 3-4
1 Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song,
his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
3 Let them praise his name with dancing,
making melody to him with tambourine and lyre.
4 For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;
he adorns the humble with victory.
Almost as long as humans have existed, music has been a part of life together, and especially for us in church. Some people say that music is how they pray, or that music is how they understand God’s word best, be it classical music, favorite hymns, VBS or camp songs. There is even a song that is designed to help people memorize the books of the Bible in order. The psalm is talking specifically about songs of praise.
For those of you familiar with March Madness in basketball, you know that the brackets work their way down to the Sweet 16, Elite Eight, Final Four and the championship.
What are your favorite hymns or songs associated with worshipping God?
If you had to name an Elite Eight, or Final Four, which ones most help you praise God?
Spend some time considering why those are the ones that speak to you
Thank God for the gift of music.
Remember that even if you do not believe you are a musical person, The Lord takes pleasure in all God’s people, and especially when we gather to praise God together.
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