Music fills my days. All week long in the gym the athletes have their phones plugged into the stereo. From the youngest member of the team to the oldest, the girls all seem to know the hits. On a regular basis I hear Charlie Puth’s “Let’s Marvin Gaye and Get it On”; One Direction’s “Drag Me Down”; Ariana Grande’s “One Last Time” and even Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Downtown.” At home I get a mix of country, oldies and rap. Just about every genre of music passes through my ears at some point during the week. And Sunday is no exception, as each worship service is filled with praise songs, hymns and responses.
For many people music is an outlet and an escape. We all seem to identify with the themes, emotions and rhythms of a song. We have often heard music referred to as the universal language because it can sometimes express for us what we cannot express for ourselves. Songs stay with us.
God appreciates music, holy songs lifted to Him in prayer. He listens as the angels sing to Him, surrounding His throne and singing songs of praise and laud and honor. And as the angels surround God with songs, so God surrounds His people with songs of salvation. The psalmist wrote about these songs, “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance” (Psalm 32:7).
Each day, unplug from the songs of the world, and listen to the voice of God sing His love songs to you through the Psalms.
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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