Day Seven, 1 Week – הַיּוֹם שִׁבְעָה יָמִים לָעמֵֹר
Hear, O kings; give ear, O rulers! I, I will sing to the LORD, I will sing, I will sing praise to the LORD, the God of Israel.
“Sing, Sing a Song…”
The above lyric was from a song originally written for Sesame Street and made popular by the Carpenters. The verse selected for today is from a song sung by Deborah and Barak during the times of the Judges in Israel. The Sesame Street song directed singers to make a song “simple” so that it would last a whole life long. As a children’s song, it fills one with thoughts of innocence, acceptance, good things not bad, and a whole lifetime of happiness. The song by Deborah and Barak was followed by 40 years of quietness in the land (Judges 5:31). But then the next generation went astray. The song and its meaning didn’t last.
What about the songs we sing? How does music unite generations? When I worship do I sing to the lord? How do I know the difference? Am I singing songs that are simple enough for everyone to join? How can I reinforce the importance of worship to someone else? How can our families experience worship in song together?
Resources for Day 7 of Counting the Omer
Video Devotional – Making Connections During This Season:
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