I have been encouraged by reading blog posts from other mothers who recognise the importance of our task in bringing up children in a Christian way. "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Make a joyful noise to the Lord!

This morning I was trying to get Miss 5 ready for kindergarten and heard her "playing" the piano in the lounge room.  I was about to say, "Come and get your hair done NOW!!", when she forestalled me with, "Mum, come and listen to the song I've been writing."
She has never had any sort of music lessons and although we have inherited a lovely piano, no-one in our house actually plays, so  I was intrigued to see this on the music ledge: 

She played a few notes and stopped, saying, "Wait a minute, I just need to write another music note."  Very carefully she added it to her "composistion" and said "There.  finished.  Now I'll sing it for you."
She then "played" and "sang" her little piece.  The tune was random and the accompaniment was not harmonious, but the words were as follows:
"This is a song about Jesus.  I wrote it for Him because He loves me and He helps me to be good.  He will be with me on this day.  I want to be obedient.  Jesus is my friend."
" O sing to the Lord a new song; for he has done marvelous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, has gotten him the victory.
The Lord has made known his salvation: his righteousness has he openly showed in the sight of the heathen.
 He has remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
Sing to the Lord with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.
With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.
Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together before the LORD; for he comes to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity."
Psalm 98