June 21 – Sad Music

New research from the University of California at Berkley suggests that listening to sad music provides comfort for broken hearts. Even though more pleasant alternatives are available, they discovered that people find comfort in tunes that reflect negative moods. Life is full of disappointments and sadness. One old hymn reminds us, that God “… understands our sorrows, He sees the falling tear.” Jesus is described in the Bible as a “man of sorrows and acquainted with grief,” and one who has “borne our grief’s and carried our sorrows”. So our Savior invites us with the words, “Come unto me all you who labor and are heavy laden., and I will give you rest.” And we are also promised that when darkness comes, and we are hurting “He gives us songs in the night.” So if you are down, you don’t have to listen to sad music to feel better. Peter invites, us to be “casting all our cares upon Him, for He cares….”

Pastor Alex Rockwell