Music’s Healing Touch

Jan’s father had Alzheimer’s disease, which made it difficult for them to connect. In an attempt to communicate with him, Jan started sending him emails. One day, Jan came across a song called “I Will Trust in You” by Lauren Daigle, and she sent it to her father. Although he never responded to her emails, Jan discovered that her father had printed out the lyrics to the song and taped them to the wall in his bathroom. This act touched Jan deeply because the words of the song resonated with her father’s struggle with Alzheimer’s. Jan realized that music has the power to touch anyone’s heart, even those with Alzheimer’s disease.

Speak to one another with the words of psalms, hymns, and sacred songs; sing hymns and psalms to the Lord with praise in your hearts.

– Ephesians 5:19 GNT

We can all benefit from the power of music in our worship of God. Music can help us to express our emotions and connect with God in a way that words alone may not be able to do. When we sing or listen to songs of praise, we are reminded of God’s goodness, faithfulness and love for us. We can be encouraged and uplifted by the words and melodies of our favorite hymns and worship songs.

Great power exists when you let music be an instrument in your worship of God.

So, how does music help us worship our God? One way is to incorporate music into our daily routine. We can listen to worship music almost any time. We can also sing or play instruments during our personal times of prayer and reflection. Additionally, we can join a worship team or choir at our local church and participate in leading others in worship.

As we worship God, we can also remember those who may be struggling with illnesses or other challenges. Jan said, “As I really looked at the words [of Lauren Daigle’s song] carefully, it talked about what he was going through because he knew he had Alzheimer’s and he was really struggling.” We too can use music to reach out to those who may be hurting or in need of comfort. By doing so, we can share the love and hope of Christ with others and glorify God through our music.

Today’s One Thing

Think about the song that is speaking to you right now or that has comforted you recently. Will you share that song with someone today and encourage them?

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