Do you sometimes whisper quick prayers for assistance ?
Whenever I noticed ‘Linda’ at church, I prayed that God would give me extra focus and concentration.
I was our church’s music director, and led the congregation in singing.
Linda was one of the most enthusiastic singers I had ever met. She was also blessed with an extremely powerful voice. She, however, did not sing in tune. Technically, Linda lacked pitch accuracy.
Whenever I began to play and sing, Linda joyfully joined in.
However, Linda sang ‘her own tune’, and thus I needed true focus and concentration not to start wandering off key myself. Then, there was the morning when Linda’s notes were so different from my own, that for about half a minute, our voices blended together in exquisite harmony !
This is how God hears our voices when we are praising him in song. He does not notice the quality of our voices ; He delights to see the unity that his children show when they praise Him together.
God inhabits the praises of his people. (Psalm 22:3)
Here in NL, congregational singing is still not allowed. Whoever would have thought that group singing could be considered a dangerous activity ?
When covid restrictions are lifted, it will be joyful to once again sing praises to God.
As St. Augustine said : ‘They who sing once pray twice.’
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