Psalms 95:1 -3 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. I went to the pumpkin show this weekend. As part of the festivities they usually have some of the locals singing. While I was walking around I heard what I believe to be " the worst singer in the world". If I would have taken over the microphone, I imagine I would have been hailed as a champion of mercy. At the very least all the nearby dogs would have been thankful. This is not to say I sing well, just not that bad. While I am only a little better of than this guy is, I know of an audience that will never complain. The Psalm says "a joyful noise" so as long as Iím joyful and making noise Iím doing it right. Even I can manage that.
But wait, thereís more to noise than just singing! Psalms 150:1-6 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD. I recently bought myself a penny whistle (mainly because itís about the only real instrument that you can get for less than $10). Iíve always wanted to play music, and figured Iíd give it a try. After much, much, much practice I can belt out a recognizable "Amazing Grace". While I may not be ready for a record deal, or a multinational tour, I know the Lord likes my noise just fine!
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