Last night we gathered around the piano
singing and playing those old, familiar songs
voices blending together.
One after another.
from Amazing Grace to Great is Thy Faithfulness
outside the strong winds blew
and the rains poured.
Life is a lot like that, isn’t it?
Singing and hearts uplifted inside
all the while
the storm raged outside us.
The music seemed to diminish the harsh sounds of the storm,
at least it changed our focus,
passing the time until the storm passed.
How do I have peace in a world that is raging with problems
Come to Me in your singing, He whispers again.
Sing with all your heart
one song after another
clap to the music, stamp your feet if you wish
but sing with all your heart to Me.
Safely sheltered inside
nestled under His Wings
we are strengthened and quieted by the music.
At midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners
heard them. (Acts. 16:25)
Are you facing a midnight?
Does it seem dark and scary?
yes, sing praises to the One and Only One.
Lord, lift our hearts out of our circumstances and into Your Grace.
Out of the midnight and into Your Light.
with a little phrase or two
and the song will begin to sing itself
pushing the darkness away
drowning out the sound of thunder and winds.
Sing with all your heart, my friends.