So what’s to smile about?
Well today’s song reminds us that there’s always a reason to choose joy, that as Christians we have something deeper than our present circumstances that the world cannot destroy.
I love this song by Christian band ‘Sidewalk Prophets’, seeing the video does indeed make me smile. But the lyrics and the meaning are deeper than that, reminding us that while happiness is wonderful, it doesn’t always stick around. However, the joy we find in our faith in God is much deeper than just happiness, it allows us to be content and give praise in all circumstances.
Psalm 150 (TPT) tells us:
1 Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! Praise God in his holy sanctuary! Praise him in his stronghold in the sky! 2 Praise him for his miracles of might! Praise him for his magnificent greatness! 3 Praise him with the trumpets blasting! Praise him with piano and guitar! 4–5 Praise him with drums and dancing! Praise him with the loud, resounding clash of cymbals! Praise him with every instrument you can find! 6 Let everyone everywhere join in the crescendo of ecstatic praise to Yahweh! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
Let’s remember that we have a very personal and intimate relationship with this powerful, mighty, Holy God … He is our Father – I’m sure that’s something to smile about?
Go on, smile, you’ll enjoy it and it might just be contagious!
Watch the lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15V2sXSJ8Co
Watch the official music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjurY5mR2hs