First Sung

Like most people, I love music. Martin Luther wrote that Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. Music is powerful. It can cause a range of emotions from rage to joy to sorrow. It can energize, stir laughter, make us sleepy, and draw tears.

In the Bible, God described His creation of the world and then asked a man named Job a serious question: Where were you . . . when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy (Job 38:7). The creation of the universe was celebrated with a song. The song first sung was one of joy, praising the God of power and glory.

All too often we use music for our own purposes and pleasures, but why not join with the universe and make some music, sing a song, or hum a tune to the God who started it all.


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