Praise God with trumpet sound! Praise God with lute and harp!
… Let everything that breathes praise God! + Psalm 150:3,6
The essence of Christian faith is not that everything’s been fixed and tied up with a bow, but rather that God is at work in the world bringing it back to life, and that we are on our way to a transformed world - not a heaven somewhere else but a new earth, a “New Jerusalem” where mourning and crying and pain will be no more. That new world will be drenched in music, no doubt, lutes and harps and banjos and voices - and we can start that great sing-along even now, as we continue the journey.
Summer Fun This Week
• Jam session! Grab a musical instrument - anything will do, even some old pots and pans - and make a joyful noise with family and friends!
• Find an outdoor concert to attend - or put one on!
• Make a playlist of your favorite songs and combine everyone’s greatest hits into a “Summer Family Soundtrack”
• Sing grace before every meal
• Go for a hike - and sing as you stroll, climb, scamper, or trek
• Try memorizing “Music” - and see if you can sing it all the way through!
Dinner conversation starters:
° What song(s) would you like sung at your funeral? If someone made a movie of your life, what songs would you like included?
° What do you think the new world God is making will look like? How can we be a part of the making?