Tonight we had a Thanksgiving Devotional instead of Bible class because we had so many out of town due to the holiday. We sang beautiful songs like: Count Your Many Blessings, To God Be the Glory, and Thank You, Lord. As we were singing, I became aware of how thankful I am for music.
If you are feeling down, music can lift your spirits. It can help relieve anxiety, lower stress, and ease pain. If you’ve got a lot of work to do, as Snow White said, “You can whistle while you work!” Singing or even listening to music can make your work load a little lighter. Songs can evoke memories of the past. A song will come on and all of a sudden, you are transported back to “way back when.” Music can improve your workouts – hence the popularity of ear buds. Stores have come to realize that customers shop longer when music is playing. Music is also one of the things that we remember the longest. Once when we were singing at the nursing home, there was a sweet Christian lady who had dementia and didn’t even recognize her family members, but when we started singing, “The Old Rugged Cross,” she sang out – remembering every word.
Tonight, I am so thankful for singing. I love to sing! I hope that you do, too, for it is the only act of worship that we’ll still be doing in heaven! God Bless, Courtney