He appointed certain of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the Lord, to invoke, to thank, and to praise the Lord, the God of Israel. I Chronicles 16: 4 NRSV
King David is setting up the ark of the Covenant in the city of Jerusalem. He has blessed the people and given them all gifts of food. Now he is making sure that there are those to serve God and to give God what God is due on a regular basis. These ministers are to call to God, express gratefulness to God and to glorify God through song. Following these assignments, there are several quoted psalms in this chapter -- most likely sung to music.
Do you have those in your church who are especially called to invoke, thank and praise God in music and song? What would it be like if those persons were not in your worship service? How would that change the congregation's feelings of worshipfulness? Perhaps you are one of those who sing or play an instrument. Have you ever realized how important your role in worship is?
Today, let us find at least one person who helps with music in worship. Email, facebook, text or call them and just thank them for their service to our God. And, next time you are in worship singing, think about how you are invoking, praising and thanking our Lord and our God!
God, we thank you so much for the gift of music in worship. We especially thank you for those who bring their gifts of music and song to you and to your services. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims