Re-runs described as "enchanting?"
Yes…but I’m talking about music. Uncountable songs, down through the ages, and all done with just 13 notes!
of all the secular or religious things we can love, the most delightful has to be music.
Oh, there are ridiculous types, but a music lover will find
his or her favorite.
A thousand songs
to fit every mood and every whim. It’s just one more way that I’m amazed at God and his Creation. I once made
a list of "Bible Firsts," and the first musician is named in Genesis 4:21 where Jubal is listed as "the father
of such as handle the harp and organ." But he had to have those instruments before he could play them, and in the very
next verse, 4:22, the Bible names a man named "Tubal-cain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron."
It doesn’t say in so many words, but this must be the tie-in. I found no mention of a "first singer," but
how could a "player of instruments" fail to make words to sing in accompaniment.
And to think, even counting the half-notes, every song in the
world has come from those thirteen tones. The Bible is full of music. In Acts 16:25, in prison, "at midnight, Paul
and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God." Paul told the Ephesians 5:19, "Speaking to yourselves in psalms and
hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord."
Moses and David wrote songs, and had you noticed? God wrote
a song! It’s in Deuteronomy, 31:30, and Moses recites it to the people in chapter 32!
Personally, I don’t know how my life would have turned
out, without music. From a harmonica a cousin gave to me, to an accordion, to enough piano to write my songs, to organist
for 25 years in the church where Louise and I are members…and from singing all my life, music has been my foundation.
In fact, I wake up singing.
Music will put you in a mood, or take you out of one. And think what a world this would be, without it. When you’re
thanking God, thank Him for music!