April 11, 2019

They called it “The Day the Music Died”. On February 3, 1959, American rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and “The Big Bopper” J. P. Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with pilot Roger Peterson. they were on their way to perform in Moorhead, Minnesota. The only reason they were on the plane was because they were tired of traveling in their cold, uncomfortable touring bus so they chartered a plane to take them to Hector Airport in Fargo. The event later became known as “The Day the Music Died”, after singer-songwriter Don McLean referred to it as such in his 1971 song “American Pie”

Psalm 100 (NLT) — A psalm of thanksgiving. 1 Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! 2 Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. 3 Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.

This psalm is all about music. Notice the wording > shout with joy to the Lord, worship the Lord with gladness, come singing with joy, enter with thanksgiving, go in with praise, give thanks and praise his name.

All of this singing and gladness on the singers part is driven by them acknowledging that the Lord is God and that he made them and that he provides for them. Of course if we got here by ourselves than there is no need to sing to the Lord. There is no need to thank him. And there certainly is no need to acknowledge him.

So do you acknowledge that the Lord is God. Do you acknowledge that he made you, that you are his, that you are living and being provided for in his pasture, that without him you don’t have a reason to sing? So what can be heard from your place of residence today?

For us Christians we shouldn’t have a day called “The Day the Music Died”. Should we? We are singing to a God who is pure goodness, unadulterated love, and unending faithfulness.

Our happy God should be worshipped by a happy people; a cheerful spirit is in keeping with his nature, his acts, and the gratitude which we should cherish for his mercies.” (Charles Spurgeon)

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