This morning as I was puttering around the kitchen making coffee and tidying, I suddenly started quoting Psalm 100. But not in your typical way. I started reciting it as I heard it in my brain being played on an album in 1977. This album was for children and the song “This is the Day the Lord hath Made” began with children exuberantly reciting Psalm 100. To this day, 40 years later, I can recite Psalm 100 because of listening to that album a million times. I still hear those children chanting that Psalm and then burst into song at the end proclaiming “This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad…”
This brings me happiness. It is a part of my childhood that was so good. These songs from that vinyl record I would play over and over and over again in my bedroom were a very positive influence on me. I actually remember the day we got that record from my grandma Syverson.
Music is such a positive force in our lives. It brings happiness to the soul. It evokes emotion. It kindles memories. It helps us praise the Lord.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord…
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise…
Let us sing unto the Lord…for His mercy endureth to all generations!
What childhood music makes you smile? Go kindle some memories with music today!