The gift of music

Here in Britain we are coming to the end of an exceptionally warm summer. Although the heat was a bit tiring at times, the good weather did invite us to go out of doors and enjoy the continual beauty of God’s world. For, our planet is a truly amazing gift.

However, hills and valleys (glens in Scotland) are not his only divine donation to our well-being. This was brought home to me as I listened to some of the famous London ‘Prom’ concerts during my holiday. Since, in the spiralling tones of any great classical piece, who can doubt that we hear the very work of God as he gives each instrument its unique voice.

So as glorious summer turns towards colder days, let us warm ourselves in the renewed fellowship of worship. In particular, let’s not forget our music. In fact, let us give up to Christ every note we sing remembering his constant companionship, wisdom and love. For then and only then, do we not just have the gift of music but also give it back in grateful praise.

 

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