3 Reasons to be Thankful for Music

Long after one is able to make a diving catch in the outfield or sprint down the field for a touchdown, making music can still be an attainable and enjoyable activity.  In addition to the accessibility of music long past our youth, scientists tell us music can provide other long-term benefits for participants.  In fact, music has been proven to protect against memory problems and cognitive decline better than any other leisure activity.

The Perfect Partner

Think of what this means when biblical truth is partnered with music! Singing and playing music that reminds of us of God’s goodness and love hides truth in the deepest recesses of our hearts and minds. This personal playlist of encouragement stands ready to remind us of the greatness of our God for a lifetime, and beyond. The benefits never expire.

More Music to Come

Singing and making music from our hearts to the Lord during our earthly lives is just a precursor to life in our eternal home. Music is one of the few activities we know of that will carry on into eternity. Revelation 5:13 says, “Then I heard every creature — in heaven, on earth, under the earth, in the sea, and all that is in them — singing: ‘To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb be praise, honor, glory, and ruling power forever and ever!’”

Enjoy and Share

God has given us the gift of music to enjoy and also to share.  May we be faithful to develop the gift in ourselves and in others, for our good and for God’s glory!

Enjoy the benefits of music today. Register for lessons here.

Tracy Hanrahan is Coordinator of Special Programs for anima: the forum for the worship and the arts at Samford University, contributor to the Growing in Grace Children’s Music Series from Celebrating Grace, and is a long-time friend of the Dawson Music Academy.