Are you feeling low today? Does the chaos of the world and of the nation
get you down? Today’s attached devotional will show you how beat the
blues! God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Ephesians 5:18-19 (ESV)
18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,
“Now the heart requires the intelligence, and therein, says Saint Augustine, lies the difference between the singing of men and of birds… The peculiar gift of man is to sing knowing what he is saying. After the intelligence must follow the heart and the affection, which cannot be unless we have the hymn imprinted on our memory in order never to cease singing.” [John Calvin in Paul S. Jones, “Calvin and Music,” Calvin and Culture edited by David W. Hall and Marvin Padgett, (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2010), p. 237]
“There are two times to sing: when you feel like it, and when you don’t feel like it.” [B. B. McKinney in McHenry’s Stories for the Soul, compiled by Raymond McHenry, (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2001), p. 306]