Here are two scriptures which caught my eye. One of my greatest desires is the establishment of Zion. It is with particular interest I read Isaiah and latter day scriptures about it. These scriptures give us some insight into that celestial city.
“For the Lord shall comfort Zion, he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord, joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody” (2 Nephi 8:3).
“Therefore, the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy and holiness shall be upon their heads; and they shall obtain gladness and joy; sorrow and mourning shall flee away” (2 Nephi 8:11).
There are a couple of points from those two scriptures alone which are similar. They both point out joy, gladness, and music. It is very telling that these characteristics are what will be brought to Zion or shall be found of those who reside there. The question is, how are we doing on our joy, gladness and music (voice of melody and singing)?