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Sing, Sing, Sing!

     Why do we need to sing?


     We sing in the shower.
     We sing to the radio or CD while driving the car.
     We sing lullabies as we rock our babies to sleep.
     We hum or whistle while doing chores or going for walks.


      I still remember my capitals and states through the songs that taught them.

     I still remember numerous commercials from my growing up years....because the products were put to songs.  For example, "My Bologna has a first name, it's Oscar, my Bologna has a second name it's Mayer, oh, I love to eat it every day and if you ask me why I'll say------------- cause Oscar Mayer has a way with Bologna!" Okay, if you are 45 years or older, I just know you are singing right now!

     I still remember my ABC's.

     I still remember my multiplication tables from my Jiminy Cricket record.

      I still remember over 50 scriptures in God's Word because of the songs written to them.

     I still tear up when I hear the songs I sang over and over again during my teen years that helped to shape me as a Christian.  Thank you Amy Grant, Sandi Patti, The Imperials, Keith Green, Twila Paris, and Second Chapter of Acts!

      I still become emotional when we go to the nursing homes and sing hymns.

     Watching the elderly move their lips to the precious hymns of their generation is proof enough of the power of song!


     God Himself sings!  Zephaniah 3:17 says, "The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you. He will quiet you with His love. He will rejoice over you with singing!"

      In fact, the Bible contains over 50 direct commands to sing.  Twice in the New Testament we are told to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.  (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16)


     Poets can write the most wonderful words, but singing brings them alive from the heart.  It was David, still a shepherd, who calmed the rage of King Saul by singing and playing his harp.






*Photography by Emily Bennett 

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