The Bible is filled with stories of angels singing praises as they bring heavenly messages to earth. In fact, there is an entire section of sacred songs called Psalms. And music was used in the Bible to both cast out devils and announce Jesus' birth.
What if music is the tongue of angels? What if, when we sing, we communicate with heaven?
In the Bible, psalms were often used as prayers put to music, and David's Psalms were the highest form of prayer. Chanting prayer was an acceptable way to pray in the early church, and many churches still practice musical prayers.
If we send prayers up to heaven through music, is it possible that heavenly messengers reply back to us the same way? After all, it was through song the angels declared to the shepherds that Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
Here are four reasons I believe music is the language of heaven.
1. Music is an international language
No matter where you live or where you travel, if you hear the tune to "Amazing Grace," you recognize it. Even if you don't understand the words, you feel the music and that music speaks to you.
When you feel it in your heart, it moves you to be better than you are, to love your brother and sister and to serve your God. The music alone is a message from God to His children and when words are added, the message becomes even more profound.
2. Music speaks to everyone
No matter who you are or what you do, music speaks to you. Even Beethoven, who was deaf, felt music.
Music can lift you to a higher level of thinking. It can clear your mind and speak peace to your soul. It can comfort you, bless you and allow you to feel God's love.
If you listen to divinely inspired music with your heart, you will hear God speaking to you by the words and feelings of your heart as the music flows through it.
3. Music was sung by angels throughout the Bible
As you sing praises to God, you join the angels in their song.
If you sing with your heart, as if the song is a prayer, gratitude will rush through your entire being and you will feel elevated and filled with light.
God is light and His music is light; and, as you sing it, you will be filled with that heavenly light.
4. Music is powerful
Imagine what a movie would be like without music. Music is what sets the mood and it is what triggers your emotions. Music is what speaks to your very soul. It is music that taps into your senses and gives depth to every experience tied to it.
The power of music can be used for good or ill, depending on the music you listen to. There are even studies that prove that music is healing to both your mind and body.
I challenge you to experiment on the power of music. Play and sing divinely inspired music every day for one week; see if it makes a difference in your life. I guarantee you will be happier, your children will fight less, your marriage relationship will grow and you will be able to overcome trials you thought were insurmountable. This will be because you will be communing with angels as you sing. I know this is true because I have experienced it in my own life.
And maybe, just maybe, you will hear the voice of angels as they sing back to you. For as the popular Christmas tune "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" says,
"For lo! The days are hast'ning on, by prophets seen of old,
When with the ever-circling years shall come the time foretold.
When the new heav'n and earth shall own the Prince of Peace their King,
And the whole world send back the song which now the angels sing."