I doubt today will be a quiet day for you if you live anywhere inside the U.S. Eager children will be lighting off early fireworks, and the excitement and feeling of invincibility will be running rampant all weekend in the spirit of celebration.
But it’s perfect. Because as important as it is to sit in peace and quiet and stillness with the Lord, we can also worship Him in our communities with celebration, fellowship, feasting, and joy.
The Psalmist knew that there is more to worshipping God than peace and quiet. Go today in love, and joy, and laughter. Worship the Lord with loudness!!
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.