And just WHY did they sing?
Because God had proven His Presence, His promises, and His provision— and they had been Delivered!
Many times in the Psalms and other Scriptures we see songs of praise bursting forth after such a deliverance. Other times we see the deliverance coming partly as a result of the singing!
Music has a very special place in the hearts of man, as indicated by the fact that we spent over $15,000,000,000 for it, just in 2016.
And it has a large place in the heart of God. When the morning stars sang together during the glorious days of Creation, God was listening— enjoying that outpouring from billions of powerhouses of Light each song He had composed for them.
Just two nights ago, I was privileged to hear a master organist playing skillfully on an organ containing over 10,000 pipes. Thrilling? Absolutely.
But I submit to you that our Father is even more delighted when we sound forth from the "living musical organs" that we are.
When we're struggling, or when we're rejoicing. When we're fighting to believe, or wait, or trust... or to just overcome. Forced out from our innermost heart, even if in the dullness of despair, may we sing out to our Maker the undying Yes of our obedience.
"Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises." (Psalm 47: 6).
May He fill You with song. May He receive from your heart that special Gift which only YOU can give to Him.