A little boy was going on a fishing expedition with his father, traveling from New Mexico to Colorado.
Every fifty miles, the excited son asked his father if they were almost there. The father answered that they had quite a distance to travel yet. So the son waited for a few more minutes and asked his father again.
“Sorry son, we have another hundred miles yet.”
After fifty more miles, the son asked, “Daddy, am I still going to be four years old when we get there?” Author unknown
Reflections: Just A Sing-in
Every time I hear a beautiful song I get teary-eyed, and I think about my own voice that is a little off-key. I remember at one time Lyle, and I had been invited to sing for an evening event. I was so scared.
My husband comes from a musical family and has a wonderful voice. We practiced for weeks. But when we stood on stage in front of all those people I froze, and couldn’t remember the words or even find my note.
My dear husband tried to encourage after our song, but I knew it didn’t go well. As we were leaving a woman rushed up to reassure me and said, “Well after you went up and down the scale a few times you finally found your note, I think it was OK.” So much for my singing career! LOL
Although I am not a singer, I do love to sing. I like to sing out loud, and I’m sure others wish I would stop. One Sunday at church many years ago as I was singing loud and proud, one of my daughters stood close to me and suggested that I might like to hum! But hey, the Bible says let us make a joyful noise, and I want to do my part.
They say, “Music washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” I believe those words.
I’ve often said,” It’s a long way between my head and my heart.” When we don’t understand our circumstances and find ourselves in hard places, we often want to rely on our knowledge, experience, and know-how to make everything better. But in our hearts, we feel afraid, worried and confused.
There have been times in these last few years that my head knows all the Bible verses and promises from God’s word, as well as all the praise and worship songs. But my heart still says, why? Have you ever had those feelings??
I have found over the years when I listen to music it lifts my spirits. It is something that gives me energy and joy when I can turn up the volume and sing as loud as I want. I have found a car is a perfect place for my personal concert.
Psalm 13:6 (NLT)
I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me.
Being able to sing lifts my spirit and helps me to delight in the love and care of God. Singing also reminds me there is no problem or circumstance that is too hard for Him. When I am singing my heart and head are one and at peace with Him.
And like a small bird needing to fly and feel the wind lift me higher, I know God has placed a special song in my heart that I must sing to a hurting world… Jesus Loves You! That is my song©
Thank you, dear friends, for spending your time with me.
Has God given you a song to sing?
Have a great week, Hugs