Friday, December 24, 2010
The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing, with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—shout for joy before the LORD, the King.
In our family Christmas Eve is almost always an occasion for some rousing singing. Whether at a church service or around the family Christmas tree we love to celebrate the coming of Jesus as a babe in Bethlehem, through music. After all the Bible pretty much commands it in this Psalm and many others. Shout for joy! Burst into jubilant song! Make music to the Lord. Those don’t sound like mild suggestions to me. Do they to you? Be sure to sing the praises of Jesus today.