Singing in public

Alyssa and Emma decided to make their public profession of faith yesterday. I was so excited that I wasn't sure what to say or feel. We have been talking with them for months about this decision. They did it on their own. They of course know that it was what Tracee and I wanted for them, but we made it clear that it was a big step that they needed to take for themselves. I will always remember their talk with Rod Hale after church..(the Rod of God) He shared with them about his personal decision and then explained that Satan would be after them now. They needed to pray and study the bible regularly to keep him away. I think they actually got it...

I led the musical worship elements at HRBC on Sunday as well and I was reminded of how wonderful it is to stand in front of people singing praises to God. Whether it is the congregation or the choir, the sound and the energy is contagious...

Quote from "ELF" with Will Farrell.... "best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear"

Perhaps this is why the command to sing is so heavily used in the Bible... singing allows us to be in touch with God and at the same time touch those around us... When we sing in public, we share a piece of ourselves with the listeners. The glory doesn't go to the singer or to the audience.. instead the power is in the partnership.. between the composer, the performer, and the listener... Each is dependent on the other to be fulfilled.

The gospel comes alive when we share it with others. Lord, help me to "sing" in public more openly.


Anonymous said…
What a wonderful day when children accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Glory be to God.
Charles Hulin said…
We rejoice with your family in these great decisions!

Love in Christ,
Charles and Kathy

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