Music has power. I believe that because I believe God created music. Because he created the human mind to process, enjoy, and learn from music. He created the mind to hear the exacting frequencies of music to mesh in a way that surpasses science to move the soul. No matter the culture... no matter the people... no matter the history. Music is universal. Because God gave it power.
Ancient Canaan. A band of castaways march around the city walls of Jericho blowing trumpets and the city's walls came tumbling down (Joshua 6:20). A humble king places a choir of singers in front of his army rather than best best troops and the enemy is crushed (2 Chronicles 20-22). A beaten and imprisoned rebel sings his devotion to God to find his shackles have been broken loose (Acts 16:25-26).
The power of music. The power of God.
Music Teaches. Nearly every child learns their alphabet through song. Music is used as a powerful memory tool for learning facts and figures. It is also used for teaching God's Word as music gets into the mind and soul and lyrics find repetition when set to song.
Music Brings Us Together. Songs have been used for years to bring people together. A powerful trait indeed. Patriotic songs unify those very different from each other. School alma maters energizes a group to unity before a big game. Every country has a national anthem which holds values of the homeland.
Music Remembers. Music has the power to take you back in time. A song reminds you of an event of old or a friend of long ago. Music can take you back to the memory of a wedding or a birth or a death. Songs provide nostalgia to Christmas and Easter and the Fourth of July and many other events throughout the year.
Music Emotes. Powerful emotions connect to songs for everyone. Whether a carol of Christmas or a ballad played as the wedding couple's first dance. Songs bring tears at funerals and rejoicing at concerts. Music brings the needed emotional element to most movies we watch without most people ever knowing it.
The power in music is deep and lasting. Far beyond the short list here. It has been used from the beginning of time to bring praise and worship to God the Father who created music. The very music he desires for us to use to worship him today will be brought into the infinite days of our future.
Use music to further your walk with God. Your devotion to God. Your knowledge of God. Your love of God. Because that is the power of music.
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