"Day 13 of the joy dare: Record 3 gifts, 3 sounds you hear."
Well...can I just go with the obvious? Music? I shouldn't take it for granted. If I do that, then I am burying myself and will have regrets later. Sound....well...music!! Ok, let me record this gift and NOT take it for granted.
*Music- it is in everything! It IS everything for me. Music is my world. Music is even in words...music is inherently present! Music is God ordained; "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!" The psalms are songs of praise; if only music could always be God focused like that! That's why I love orchestral music; it IS for Him. Bach signed all of his compositions "To God Be the Glory" instead of putting his own name on them. Music is the biggest gift God has given me!
*The gift of someone saying "I love you." God can tell us this, but the best thing is when He tells us through others on earth. A mother saying "I love you" can be reassuring. A spouse saying "I love you" must be wonderful! A friend who says "I love you" is something I don't want to take for granted. When someone tells you they love you, it's one of the best sounds I've heard.
*the gift of the ocean- not only is the ocean beautiful to look at, but have you ever just listened to an ocean? As a child, and I'm not the only one, I was the one who would take big shells and hold them up to my ear in an attempt to hear an ocean. But being just inches away from an ocean is even better. There's a reason so many people listen to ocean recordings to lull them to sleep at night. It reminds me that there is life everywhere.
Sound is a gift! I thank God for the love of music He gave me, and I thank Him for every sound. May we lift our voices and glorify Him!