make some noise

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make some noise

Psalm 47:1 (JDV)

Psalm 47:17 Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with a ringing cry.

make some noise

Noise is not always appreciated, but it always gets your attention.

I had to have a little talk with one of my grandchildren once. He had gotten into the habit of running around the house screaming as if he were in a life or death struggle. I told him if he kept doing that, one day he might actually be hurt or in trouble, and people would not notice.

I’m thinking about how our society tends to make a lot of useless noise about so many things, but many of our churches are as quiet as a morgue.

The psalmist would have a problem with that. Worship and testimony about God should stop people in their tracks and be noticed. Clap and shout, blow trumpets and sing, and throw in an electric guitar and drums. Worship is about waking a sleeping world to God’s existence, and who he is.

Lord, may we never be afraid to make some noise as we acknowledge you.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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