December 6, 2014
I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.
2 I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
3 You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant, 4 ‘I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.’”
Some of us love to sing. Some of us sing well. Some of us (like me) love to sing, but don’t sing very well. And others don’t love singing so much. Regardless, we can all agree that music is powerful. It touches places in our mind and soul that nothing else can reach. Truth put to music has a way of embedding into our thinking. That’s why the psalms were all (at one time) sung — committed to memory and tattooed on the hearts of God’s people. And by regularly singing reminders of God’s promises (such as the promise to establish King David’s kingdom lineage forever) we keep remembering what is true. This Christmas season, let some of the music (the good stuff!) sink in deep. Let it remind you of God’s promises and His faithfulness. It’s OK to sing along, even if you don’t have the best voice in the room. That’s what cars and empty houses are made for!
What music — Christmas or otherwise — is meaningful to you? What stirs you about that music?
What are Christmas songs that you like? Consider singing one or two together as a family.