I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
Psalm 69:30 NIV
Glorify Him with Thanksgiving
Canadian wins on the international hockey stage are not uncommon, but none have been greater than the glory brought to our country when the Canadian men’s hockey team defeated the US team at the 2010 Olympics. More than 16 million people tuned in to watch the game, which set an all-time viewing record in the country. Seven minutes and forty seconds into overtime, Sidney Crosby scored and Canadians celebrated from coast to coast to coast. The win brought Canada’s gold medal tally to 14 – an Olympic record.
Music plays a big part in the life of most human beings, no matter what their language or people group. We express so much through music – love, praise, pathos, lament and even anger and a cry for justice. Just about every human emotion is expressed through music. This has certainly been the case throughout the history of the Church. Music has always and continues to play a vital part in our worship. In the days of the Temple worship in ancient Judaism, choirs and musicians played a big part in worship. No wonder King David wrote, in Psalm 69:30: “I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.” On this Thanksgiving weekend we will sing songs of praise to God. They will remind us of how much we have for which to the thankful. Our minds will focus on the blessings of God, and we will give Him thanks for all He has done and provided, and we will praise Him for who He is. For the follower of Jesus, this heart of praise this Thanksgiving must carry on throughout the year. Sing songs of praise today, and every day.
These have been words from the heart.