M is for movies. Specifically chick flicks. I like those sappy, silly, mindless movies where everything works out and the boy gets the girl and people end up happy. Yes, I know very well life isn’t really that way, but I like watching them anyway. My girls will walk in and say, “Oh, mom, you’re not watching those again.” “Well, yes I am, thank you very much.” Rarely do I just sit and just watch TV. I’m usually doing a couple other things at the same time, which is another plus. You don’t have to pay much attention to those shows. I must admit during the Christmas season when they were on literally 24/7 there were a couple channels that showed them, and I would only watch the last hour or even half hour. It doesn’t take much to figure out what happened beforehand!
M is also for music. Almost everyone loves music. Plato said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Shakespeare agreed that “music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” And Martin Luther believed that “next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”
As much as I love words, there are some things that words alone cannot express.
Even God knew we needed music to fully worship Him.
“Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!” ~Psalm 150:1-6
What can you praise Him for today?