Sunset – West Beach, Block Island, RI
“Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!” Psalm 147:2 (NIV)
I have been singing more. My daily to-do list has a smiley face with a big O in place of the smile, a reminder to me to sing, sing, sing. I don’t want to let one day go by without singing praises to God. In the past year I have been reading a Psalm a day. They are filled with verses about music and song. I sing hymns, choruses, and soon I will begin to sing my favorites: Christmas Carols. In these days of ever-quickening changes the songs give each day stability and remembrance of the awesome and mighty nature of the Lord God.
If I am anxious or troubled, I sing, and the load seems lighter. When Jesus and his disciples finished his last supper here on earth they sang songs of praise together. (Hallel Psalms) Even knowing what lay ahead for him, Jesus praised the Father. In all I do I want to lift a song of praise to his name every day.
“When they had sung a hymn they went out to the Mount of Olives.” Matthew 26:30 (NIV)