Noise, The Joyful Kind

Noise_thejoyfulkind_Psalm98_BlogpostOur homeschool scripture classes sometimes turn into music lessons. For me this gives weight to the importance of Christian theology in education.

There is a depth and variety from which theology speaks. It shows up in everything from life to death, to new life, faith, relationships, gratitude, creation, art, history, science and reason. Rather than a hindrance to thought, Christianity fosters it and brings to the table a point of view that recognises the important dynamic in a “faith which seeks understanding”.

The recording I share below was an impromptu one recorded using my smart phone. I was blessed by the event and wanted to capture the moment. The recording was filtered through “Audacity” in order to apply balance and reduce the gain (amplification).

To add, the strings on my guitar are 3-4 years old and I didn’t tell them I was recording it, so what you hear is a raw and real unrehearsed version. Still, the overall outcome presents the mood, tone and joy, at being able to do Church, because we are part of the church, even in our small context.

To some the sound of children singing {and some younger ones, yelling} the words “How Great is Our God” may seem like sacrilege.

I’d be sympathetic to the critics, if not for the biblical reminders, like that of the Psalmist.

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, and the sound of melody!
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD!
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;    the world and those who dwell in it!
Let the rivers clap their hands;
let the hills sing for joy together before the LORD,
for he comes  to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.
[Psalm 98]

Our best is excellence.

So make a joyful noise!

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