Why We Need Music

I once heard a well-meaning Christian leader say something like this, "Ahh, music is so overrated. You don't need music. If you were stranded on an island, you would get along fine without music." I actually believed him for a time and used to think this. But then, when I faced some of my darkest moments, I realized that it was music that helped bring me back. It was music that cleared the rubble of my heart and brought it tenderly before Jesus. I need music. As we approach thanksgiving, I think it's important to offer worship and gratitude to God, not only through our thoughtful expressions and notes, but also through music. Consider this passage from Ephesians 5:15-21: Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of...

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