"Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with loud songs of joy." (Psalm 47:1)
Music has always been a foundational part of the worship of God. The musical experience in worship has changed over the centuries, but joyfully singing to God has always been an important expression of our faith, hope and love.
I started singing in the church choir while in High School. Amidst the challenges, hormones, and adolescent worries, singing was a constant act of prayer. Church choir was a gift of spiritual fellowship with the other choir members singing with one voice and shouting their mutual support in laughter and joy.
You do not have to join our church choir to shout loud songs of joy to God (sorry John Cook). Music can calm, if stressed. Music can energize, if tired. Music can inspire, if melancholy. Slide in the CD, spin the old turntable, or start streaming. Sing along, even dance (God forbid), and feel God's Spirit wash over you. God wants to share the fun and joy with you. Do it today!