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          


  1. That's so great! Funny how kids can make us stop in our tracks and refocus on the Lord :)

  2. Wow, that is such a good start....
    Hugs and Blessings- Jan

  3. Absolutely inspiring! What a precious memory you have now!
    This is why the Bible says a little child shall lead them, and that we need to come to Him as a little child! Their worship is spontaneous, and pure!
    You may float through the rest of your day now!

  4. That is precious! It goes to show that you are doing a great job raising her!

  5. What a terrifically blessed way to start the day! Thanks so much for sharing this special moment!

  6. How wonderfully precious! Great job teaching her the ways of the Lord mom!

  7. Oh Amaria - what a blessing! I love the way children are so close to Jesus, they know Him so intimately. It makes me wish we didn't have to grow up. :)

  8. Beautiful and precious...these are the best moments in our lives!

    Use a copy machine to copy the musical notes (with her explanation) and put them in a shadow box frame. This would be a perfect time to do the hand prints (you read about at my blog) and put them in the shadow box too with a picture of her at the piano, singing.

    I appreciate your leaving a comment on my blog and hope you were able to download the coloring pages for your children. I absolutely love this posting and am so glad I stopped by your blog today. :)

  9. So very precious, have a good day, and thanks for sharing your blessings, hugs, Barbara

  10. that is amazing! you should be one proud mama!

  11. I am so impressed. I am tearing up as I read her words. They are amazing. Thank you for stopping by. I love your comments on Mom Loop.

  12. One of the first things my Rebekah decided when she began playing the piano was that she would write her own songs...and she has one that she's very happy with. Children can be amazing in their simple songs to the Lord. I love the faith they have and the realization that He is with them and helping them...even to be good.

    Jesus reminds us to become as little children, we can learn so much from their faith. Thanks for sharing Amaria! =)

  13. This post was mentioned in my Great Posts I Came Across This Week. Here is a link to my post: http://www.jdaniel4smom.com/2010/06/great-posts-i-came-across-this-week_12.html

  14. That is too precious! I love her little song and I love her music notes she wrote in her note pad!

    Some of my favorite songs to hear are songs that kids write because they're so honest with themselves and others. They're not so worried about what people think when they sing straight from their heart :-)

    Be blessed!

  15. This is beautiful! Matthew 18:3-'And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."'

    Thanks for sharing!


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