The Sound of Music Devotional

The Sound of Music

Julia Bettencourt

Posted September 14, 2015

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.  1 Peter 2:9

To Read: 1 Peter chapter 2

I always think we can learn from anywhere, even a movie.  It isn't always the spiritual things that come along in our lives that can make us stop and think.  Today, I just want to share with you some quotes from one of my favorite movies, The Sound of Music.

No doubt most of you have seen The Sound of Music, but have you ever noticed how much common sense is packed in there among the dialog and songs?

Here are some things that have struck me. 

"Climb every mountain"

Do all you are capable of.

As a Christian, use your full potential.  Keep reaching new heights.  We have to keep climbing those mountains if we are ever going to accomplish anything for Christ.

"Ford every stream"

Bear up under your burdens.

Learn to rely on the Lord to give you strength.  It will make it easier to cross the difficult parts of life.

"Follow every rainbow"

Count your blessings.

Don't forget to see the rainbows in the sky.  Don't let life get you down so that you forget about those blessings that are right in front of you.

"When you know the notes to sing, you can sing most anything"

 Learn to be better.

The more you know how to do something, the better you will become at it.  As a Christian, we need to grab on to the Word and really take in all it can offer us to improve our walk for the Lord.

"Nothing comes from nothing.  Nothing ever could"

Don't expect anything without working.

We can't expect our Christian walk to get to the level we need if we don't work at it.  We have to put in some time to improving ourselves such as Bible study and prayer.  We have to learn what it means to live holy lives.

"When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window."

Look for opportunities.

We can't get down when we get blocked from doing something, even if we think it was our way to serve the Lord.  He may have a better way.  

Be willing to be sensitive to the Lord's leading and find those opportunities of service.


I guess one of the reasons I like The Sound of Music so much is that it is all about music.  Music has a way of capturing your heart.

I think our Christian lives should touch others like music.  We should be fine-tuned.  We should cause others joy.  We should be that spark that gets someone moving.  We should be that encourager. We should be that prayer warrior.

We don't want to be the discourager, the complainer, or the downer.  That is not the sound of music but it is a screeching, grating, horrible sound.

The entire chapter of 1 Peter 2 is talking about getting our act in gear as a Christian.  In verse 21 it mentions how we should follow Christ as our example.

We should be that beautiful music that is brought back into the house.  Remember when Captain Vonn Trapp says to Maria, "You brought music back into the house. I had forgotten."

Do you need music brought back into your house?  Do you need to bring that joy of serving Christ back into your life?  Our lives have to honor Christ in order to be that lovely sound to share with the world.

If we look in verse 9 of 1 Peter 2, it talks about how we should be a different kind of people because we are of Christ.

That verse mentions how we should

...shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.

How much do we do that?

We have got to get out there and serve the Lord by climbing those mountains, fording those streams, counting our blessings, building our faith, and looking for those opportunities of service.

We have to improve ourselves and be all we can to make that beautiful music as a Christian.

So, are you the sound of music?

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