Reformation Lutheran Church A Congregation of the ELCA

Monday, March 9
Read Psalm 95

O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! (v 1)

JOYFUL NOISE

Recently I read that the best-selling prescription drug in America in 2014 (worth $6.9 billion to its maker) was Ambilify, an anti-depressant. When I thought about this verse and singing to the rock of our salvation, I wondered if there was a direct correlation. Could it be that when we fail to be joyful and sing to the Lord, we become depressed? I cannot think of a time when participating in music brought sadness to my life. I can only think of times when singing brought me out of sadness or loneliness or fear or frustration or anger or depression.

Maybe music can’t heal everything, but the Lord works in mysterious ways, and I believe that songs can do marvelous things when they have a message that reaches the heart.

Glennyce Reimers


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