In my blog post this week, I want to build upon a very important part of the last blog post. Brad shared that music has the power to “soothe the soul”. We know that Saul’s soul was soothed by the music from David’s lyre. I bet, if you think about it, there is not a one of us that can’t remember a time when a song was sung or played at just the right time with just the right words to soothe the ache within our soul. Through God’s divine intervention that song was played and sung just for you. It may have been in your car and you heard it on the radio or a song sung during a church service. For example, on one occasion when the MPBC praise team was singing and I had just recently lost my aunt and uncle. The song “I Will Rise” was one of the worship team songs that week. As the music began to play and I really listened to the words, God’s peace flooded my troubled heart and comforted me. Those words were meant to “soothe my soul”. I can think of many stories I’ve been told about how a song was sung to comfort a dying person or to ease the pain someone is suffering. Songs about forgiveness remind us of the need to heal broken relationships. Songs about love remind us that when we feel unloved, Jesus is always there to love us. His love never fails. When we feel like the weight of the world is on our shoulders, he reminds us in a song that He will always carry us. Christian songs contain messages and promises from our Savior. Those in need of comfort can find comfort and be reminded of God’s promises by hearing these songs.