I was working today and was struck by a thought: I don’t sing at work.
It’s not that I can’t sing at work, but that there are appropriate places to sing and inappropriate places to sing. If I just sang all day at my desk, I’m sure someone next to me would ask me to stop. It’s not because they think I sound atrocious (I hope). It’s more because it’s distracting them from their tasks.
That got me thinking. I heard something not too long ago that really caught my attention: Christianity is a singing religion. I can’t remember where I heard this (probably from Bob Kauflin), but the person compared Christianity with some other religions and showed some differences between the motivations to sing. I love singing, especially when the songs have some awesome meaning or truth behind them. I sometimes love the singing more than what I’m singing, and get so caught up in sounding good that I miss the weight of the words.
Last Saturday I went to some friends’ house for a birthday party. We hung out for a while, just socializing, but then we all got together in the living room and started singing. It was so good to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with each other!
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