Sing to the Lord with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp.
He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills. Psalm 147:7-8 (NIV)
Life sometimes feels like a melody with its highs and lows, harmonies and dissonances. Nevertheless, we are urged to sing songs expressing our gratitude to our Lord. Whether traveling to work or doing the dishes, we can sing praise to God. It matters that our songs are sung out of the fullness of a sincere heart.
The picture of God showering rain on the soil and covering the sky in clouds serves as a reminder of His dependable provision. The constant outpouring of God’s favor sustains our life, just as rain nourishes and adorns the land with blooming grass. This straightforward reality challenges us to consider how God hides, guards, and bestows gifts on us–both visible and invisible.
King David used musical instruments to express his heartfelt feelings and respect for God during worship. He found that music effectively expressed his thanks, appreciation, and sometimes sadness. When David sang he believed that God heard every note that he played on the harp and every word of his song that came out of a truthful heart.
Therefore, Let our actions too be a melody to the Lord, and let our heartbeat be a rhythm as we go about our day. Let us sing with thankful praise, play the harp of our lives, and rejoice in the awareness that God lavishes us with His love and meets our needs. Our Lord sure does enjoy us singing to Him, for Him, and about Him.