Psalm 100 – “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come be for his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”
Every fifth Sunday at our church, we have a Fifth Sunday Sing. It’s a lot of fun. All we do is sing praises to God for our worship service.
Last night was a fifth Sunday. Lots of people got up and sang. Some older, some younger, some on tune and some….not so much. But it didn’t matter! They were making a “joyful noise unto the LORD”.
We had a few mother and child groups. My daughter and I sang separately. She did an awesome job on “Amazing Grace, my chains are gone” by Chris Tomlin.
But there was one lady that really touched my heart and encouraged me. She is an older lady in our church. If I had to guess, I would say late 70s to early 80s. Sweet, sweet lady. Always there. Always active. Last night, she got up in front of our little congregation and sang. She said that she had never done anything like that before last night. She didn’t use any type of accompaniment. She just poured out her praise to our Savior. And it was beautiful.
So, you might say, nice story. What is the point? The point is this. You are never too old or too young to praise Jesus. He is worthy of all our praise! No matter if you can sing or not, praise His name! You may not feel led to get up in front of your congregation and sing a solo. But who’s to say that you shouldn’t take some of your study time and sing a song of praise to Him? Who’s to say that singing Christian songs along with the radio while you are driving to work doesn’t praise His name? Colossians 3:17 – “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” This includes singing, you know. Whatever you choose to do, wherever you choose to do it, just praise The Lord!