The Sound of Music


Have you ever experienced the wonderful, uplifting impact of worship? The Psalms continually urge us to sing and make music in joyful praise and worship.

Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 3

Key Verse: 2 Kings 3:15

But now bring me a musician.

Why, if they wanted to hear from God, would Elisha call for a musician? For anyone who has experienced the wonderful uplifting impact of worshiping God through music, it does make sense. The Psalms continually urge us to sing and make music in joyful praise and worship. Psalms 95, 96, 98, 99, 100, 101, and others exhort us to sing unto the Lord. We did several TV specials from 1975 to 1977 where we raised child care support for Calcutta, India. When we read a praise Psalm live on air and we would sing God’s praise, the telephones, which had been silent, filled with calls from new sponsors. God did miracles. He encouraged many people to hear from Him and respond as we worshiped. We turned these sponsorships over to World Vision. That was the start of using television appeals by World Vision in Canada. Today, World Vision, is the largest child care agency in the world. Millions of children and their families have been recipients of this miracle of provision from God.


Lord God, I sing unto You “a new song.” I pray for Your Holy Spirit to fill me with the refreshing water of life. You said, Lord Jesus, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink” (John 7:37). I’m doing that just now as I worship You. My spiritual thirst is being quenched. Thank You, Jesus!


I’m blessed to support several missions projects. “Streams in the Desert” is one where, in the Turkana area of Northern Kenya, drought is cyclical. Crossroads, through people here in the west, you and me, is drilling wells, supplying electricity through solar cells to operate the pumps which are pouring water onto a dry, thirsty land. One thousand families are now beginning to benefit from this labor of love.

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