A Joyful Noise
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A Joyful Noise
By Lois Parker Edstrom
Suggestion: You may want to include singing as a part of this lesson.
Do you like to sing? Many of us do. You don’t have to have a good singing voice to enjoy singing. There is something about singing that makes us feel good.
No one is too old or too young to sing. Sometimes very small children, who don’t have many words, hum as they play. Humming a melody makes them happy, or perhaps they hum because they are happy.
Singing with a group, like we do in church, is especially wonderful as we blend our voices together and make a lovely sound.
People have studied the effects of singing and found that singing is good for us in many ways. The vibrations of singing move through our bodies and cause us to feel peaceful and also more alert. Singing exercises our lungs and that helps to keep us healthy. Those who sing feel more confident and sleep better.
Listen to this verse from the Psalms: “Make a joyful noise to Yahweh (God), all the earth! Burst out and sing for joy, yes, sing praises”(98:4)!
When we see all that God has created in this beautiful world, doesn’t it make you feel like singing? We sing because we’re happy and grateful.
A writer in the Bible says even “the rivers clap their hands… and the mountains sing for joy together” (98:8). Singing is about joy. It is about praising and worshipping God.
Scripture quotations from the World English Bible
Copyright 2014, Richard Niell Donovan