Other than the gift of salvation, I think the most amazing gift God gave to man was music. My heart finds its most beautiful expressions in song. I love the Word of God, and it is in music that the Word seems to dance, shout, or whisper to my soul. Music is so intertwined in our world that we cannot imagine life without it. Music was there at the beginning of everything. In Job 38, God said that the morning stars were singing when He laid the cornerstone of the earth.
Music soothes raging emotions yet gives courage to the timid. We know that babies respond to music while still in their mother’s womb. On the other hand, an elderly person struggling with dementia may not recognize their family but will start to hum along when a familiar song is played. Young lovers delight in songs that mirror their feelings. Couples who have walked life’s road for many years also turn to music to reminisce and to find new ways to still say “I love you”.
A precious memory for me just happened recently. On my last trip to see my parents, I found they were slow dancing to “The Keeper of the Stars”. Now my parents don’t usually dance, but there was something almost sacred about two folks married for 53 years dancing to the beautiful lyrics:
“I tip my hat to the keeper of the stars
He sure knew what He was doin’
When He joined these two hearts.” (written by Danny Mayo, Karen Staley, Dickey Lee)
So let music speak to your mind, move your feet, and soothe your heart. Most of all, let music help you find your soul’s best way to worship God.
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I whom you have delivered.
My name is Lynn Pauley. I'm just a normal woman, with normal struggles. Any success I've found comes from following the Scriptures. I'll update this blog as time and inspiration permit.