Psalm 47 The sound of a trumpet!

Psalm 47 vs. 4 "God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet." Is there any instrument that can rally the people - like a trumpet? This verse reminds me of the music at our church. We are blessed to have a trumpeter.

People make noise. They clap their hands, they chatter, laugh and shout. Sometimes, they sing. I recently heard a discussion of sound. The speaker stated that the music people create, reflects the sounds they hear. That is why music from rural areas reflects sounds of nature while music from the city reflects sounds of the industry. Interesting. Did the music of King David reflect the sounds he heard?

Psalm 47 vs. 1 "Clap your hands, all peoples!  Shout to God with loud songs of joy!" Four times Vs. 6 says, "Sing praises". So today, I want to encourage you as this new year approaches, listen to the sounds around you, read this Psalm, and as the anticipation of the new year beckons, may you hear the trumpet call and sing loud with songs of joy, to the "God who reigns over the nations and sits on his holy throne". 

May you sing songs of praise to God throughout the coming year,

Nelle