Saturday, October 1, 2011

Little David Plays on that Harp

According to VH1’s Save the Music Foundation, research has shown that music education increases brainpower. Students who play an instrument are more engaged in academic activities and are less likely to drop out. In August, the National Association for Music Education reported that the debt ceiling cuts will impact classroom music education with “draconian” measures. Perhaps David’s example shows us that music changes lives?

We praise you, God, with trumpet sound, with lute and harp! Many of us have enjoyed the benefits of piano lessons and band classes. Make us advocates for the melody of the spheres to endure in the lives of children. Amen.

Rev. Laurel Ragland
First Christian Church
Claremore, Oklahoma

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