“A Joyful God”

I have zero musical ability although I love music very much.  God put two extremely talented people in my life with such ability – my wife as an instrumentalist and daughter with a wonderful singing voice.  I like to sing and I enjoy hearing others sing, everyone just does a much better job than I.  It’s comforting in a way to be out and about (work, school, grocery store, park, etc) and hear a person singing, humming or whistling.  It’s makes you think that person is having a nice day.  They obviously are happy about something.  In fact, how many times have you asked someone, “What are you so happy about?”


There is one unique Bible verse that mentions the Lord singing.  The verse tells us the Lord takes great delight in His children, loving them, caring for them, protecting them and calming their fears.  He does this with joyful songs.  Imagine God singing to you in regards to how much He loves you.  Whatever you will face or go through today, God is cheering you on.   Whether at work, school, home, a doctor’s office, hospital bed, heading to surgery, or flying across the skies, God knows right where you are.  You are very, very valuable to Him and He loves you very much.  Throughout this day, take a little time to be quiet and listen … you just might hear His love song to you!


“For the LORD your God is living among you.  He is a mighty Savior.  He will take delight in you with gladness.  With His love, He will calm all your fears.  He will rejoice over you with joyful songs”  (Zephaniah 3:17).


Pastor Carnes