Saturday, April 21, 2012

RE: Psalm 33

Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. (33:2-3)

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Do you imagine a real harp when you read about one? I encounter very few harps in my daily life. My first mental reference for a harp is the Loony Toons, so when I think of a harp I think of a silly little thing that a cartoon angel plays in heaven after their anvil related death. If I don't think of the Loony Toons I think of those annoying bards from Skyrim. Those bards were awful.

I watched a bunch of harp videos today, and it turns out that real harps are not cute, or dainty. They are large, cumbersome, and can produce transcendently beautiful sounds. I heard them played so well that at times I became dizzy and forgot where I was.

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.  -Martin Luther
Sometimes reading the Bible can feel like a chore. When that happens do what you can to reignite your passion for scripture. I recommend today that you read Psalm 33 with one of the following videos playing in a separate tab.

Allow the music to calm the agitations of your soul, while inviting God to enlighten and enrich your heart and mind through his word. Enjoy.

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