Sunday, August 22, 2010

A song in your heart can only bring a smile

Have you ever had your windows open in early morning and heard the beautiful song of the birds? It is a peaceful, comforting sound to me. I love listening along as they sing about the glory of the morning. It's like it is contagious. It might be that one begins to sing, but that doesn't last long. Soon many are singing along to the sound of simplicity.

I can't say I have ever heard a bird through my bedroom window that woke up on the wrong side of the nest. I haven't heard an angry song. Just think, the birds must make their own nests. Gather their own food. Take care of their young and keep the predators away. They are in danger of storms and winds that blow heavy. But yet as they wake and when they go to bed at night they have a song in their heart that shouts to world, "God is good. God is glory. God is mighty!" Their lives are not so different from ours when you think about it. We too must make our homes. We take pride in taking care of our homes. We raise and protect our children from the evil around us. We must work hard for our belongings and for the food on the table. The storms of life seem to touch us all, don't they? Sometimes it is just a shower, but others it is a storm that ravages our song.

I think of those who have been through a tornado. Everything is swept away within minutes. Some are searching for just the smallest treasure. Then a camera catches a family standing together in prayer. As this family speaks, they don't speak of what they have lost, but what in fact they have gained. They speak of God's protection and love. They know without a doubt that God will provide. That is a song that is catching. That is a song of tranquility of faith. A calmness within the storm. A trust that speaks louder than the wind.

Our song is heard by those around us. We can be singing a beautiful melody or we can be singing the blues. Whatever our song it is being heard. We shouldn't allow our circumstances to interrupt our song. We should allow our song to be turned up, tuned up, so that is drowns out all that clatter around us. One song can change a heart. One song can bring many hearts together in perfect rhyme. Let your song be heard today. Look around at what you do have, not what you are lacking. There is always something wonderful to sing about. If you are having trouble singing this morning, just open your window to an other's song and soon you too will be singing along with a passion that can only bring glory to God.

Psalm 40:3 "He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord."

Psalm 149:1 "Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song. Sing His praises in the assembly of the faithful."


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