1 Praise the Lord.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
2 Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with timbrel and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord. Psalm 150:3-5
With brass, strings, and percussion coming together, it’s time to have a big party here on earth. It can occur every week, every month, or even every day of the year.
For certain, the noise we make in heaven will be big. With so many people, it would be difficult to keep quiet. Do we have to have all of those instruments for worship to occur? Of course not. We merely need to have willing and contrite hearts. Staying in tune is not even required.
Here are a few random questions and thoughts about all of this music in heaven.
- When we get to heaven, who’s going to direct these instruments?
- Who’s going to compose the music for them/us?
- Will we have to practice or will it be perfect each time we play or sing it?
- Include the singing musicians into this mix, and we are all in for a wonderful treat.
- The Audience of One will be in attendance because He is who we are singing and playing for.
- One of the byproducts of all this music is that we get to enjoy it as well when we play it. If you’ve ever been in a very large choral or orchestral group that reaches perfection in a concert, you know full well the satisfaction you receive from a job well done.
Bottom line is this, if you’ve got it, sing or play it. Don’t be bashful Use it for His glory.