Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Faith Builder

“Sing. Sing a song. Sing out loud. Sing out strong. Don’t worry if it’s not good enough for anyone else to hear.  Just sing.  Sing a song!”

I hope some of you remember that popular song from a few decades back! J

Music is a very important part of our culture.  Music connects us across generations (at least sometimes!).  Music is a universal language. Music can lift our spirits and give voice to that which has no words. Of course, the Bible is also filled with songs and encouragement to sing!

Have you ever chosen a song to represent your family?  Gather your family and ask them to bring some of their favorite music.  Listen to some songs.  Bring some up that you have enjoyed as favorites over the years.  Take a familiar tune and write your own lyrics if you want to.  Maybe you have a hymn or a praise song that speaks strongly. Can you find one that describes your family well?

Enjoy it by using it as a family prayer before meals, whistling or humming it in a crowd, soothing a sick child, dancing to it, or using it as background music to a DVD slide show of family pictures. When you are separated, use that special song to bring you back together in your minds and hearts.  And always thank God for your family and your song! 

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