Tuesday, April 26, 2016
What are we listening to?
We've talked before about how music can help us approach our day with a more positive outlook; it can lift us up when we are down.
Did you know it can ease pain? I didn't know that!
Studies in England have found that music can reduce chronic pain from RA and osteoarthritis by over 20%! Research in Italy showed that listening to calming music can lower blood pressure, and scientists in Finland discovered that stroke victims improved when they listened to two hours of music each day.
Instrumental and soothing music can produce calming, immune-boosting as well as mood-improving results.
No wonder the scriptures tell us that:
....David would take his harp and play. Then relief would come to Saul;
he would feel better..... (I Samuel 16:23)
And Paul encourages us to speak to one another:
.....with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music
from your heart to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:19)
What are we listening to, today?