Our choir joined voices with two other UMChurches yesterday under the direction of Dr. Doug Burian. It was, indeed, joyful!
But don’t be fooled. We are all expected to make joyful noises, no matter our singing ability.
Several places in Scripture command this: Psalm 66:1; 95:1-2; 109:1; 1 Chronicles 15:16. And we are told how: “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord” (Psalm 98:4-6). The psalm goes on to describe the sea roaring, the rivers clapping their hands, and the hills breaking forth in song. All of creation joins together in noisy, wonderful worship of God.
This promises to be a noisy week. Don’t let the cares of the world pull you way from our focus on God. Give thanks, sing praises and dedicate yourself to prayer.
God is with us! All is well!