So this past week, I was in Minnesota for vacation with a friend and her family. Best part of the trip (besides getting launched out of a four-person tube and losing a chunk of my knee)? Listening to a four-year-old girl sing her heart out to "The Best of Both Worlds" by Miley Cyrus. Now, I'm not a huge Hannah Montana fan by any means, but it made me smile watching this little girl sing her heart out with reckless abandon. What made it even better was the fact that the two teenage boys in the van with us joined in the fun too. I only wished I had known the words so I could have sung along! How awesome would it be if God's people could rock out to Him like they do to Hannah Montana? According to Matthew Henry, "Praise is a duty in which we ought to be frequent and abundant." What if that was true of all of us? I think people would have a lot more smiles on their faces, and God would have a pretty big one of His own! Imagine the possibilities!
Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has made his salvation known
and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
He has remembered his love
and his faithfulness to the house of Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram's horn -
shout for joy before the Lord, the King.
Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy;
let them sing before the Lord,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples with equity.