Look for someone who is skillful in playing the lyre… he will play it, and you will feel better.
I Samuel 16:16
This advice to the troubled Saul is the first indication in the Bible of the healing and elevating power of music. We have no instruments from biblical times nor any notation for singing the psalms, but Israel was a singing people. We all need a song to lift our spirits, a melody to give back to God one of our human gifts.
What song might your heart sing today in gratitude for these days of Lent?