I love good singing. Growing up in the churches of Christ, I have been fortunate to hear good singing. At Abilene Christian University, they have a tradition at several events where the entire audience sings “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” and, with 4,000+ voices, it can be overwhelmingly powerful.
The good Lord chose not to bless me with a singing voice. I think he knew that if I had a good voice, I’d wind up in a band like Motley Crue or certainly living the life of a rock star and all the bad that comes with that. So, being in the churches of Christ, I was able to boast that I made a joyful noise just like the Bible calls for. Woohoo!
Now don’t get me wrong. Just because of grew up in a church of Christ background doesn’t mean I’m against instruments. If you get in my truck, you’ll know I like my subwoofers turned up high. I have worshipped many times where a band was used and found them to be incredibly talented. I’m not against instruments but I am for voices. I love the Sing Off, a voice-only show on TV. I love The Voice where one person is initially judged solely by the sound of their voice.
All that to say, some days I just feel like singing. I sing in the bathroom. I sing in the shower. I sing getting dressed. I sing in the truck. I sing in the office. Yes, that one does draw some consternation. And, when I’m singing, I find myself singing praise songs. Today, 10,000 Reasons is on my heart. I was fortunate to be able to worship with Matt Chandler last May. It was a very uplifting experience and this has become one of my favorite songs. I hope you will enjoy…and sing along with me.
Grace and peace.