Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Graduation, the end of the academic year, the beginning of the summer season activities, family events, and thoughts of leisure are either recently past or in our not too distant future. Nothing is static. We do not live in a world that remains the same. Everything and everyone changes, whether we like it or not. “Life goes on” says the hymn, “in endless song . . . how can I keep from singing?”
What will we sing in the upcoming days and months? Are the verses familiar and the tune simple? Is there a new song for us to learn as well as some old favorites to sing anew? Will we take the time to enjoy the melody or just rush through to get to the next verse? Will we enjoy the harmony of life within a community that is diverse and unique? Will we listen as well as sing so that we might hear and understand the beauty of the notes that are not our own?
We all have songs to sing, melodies to enjoy and harmonies that are for others to sing with us. Of course, not all of us “sing” them. Some of us claim “tone-deafness” or say, “I can’t carry a tune in a five-gallon bucket.” Perhaps, there are those for whom those statements are true, but even so, we can still enjoy the lilt of a tune that tells the story of life, love, forgiveness, grace, awareness, truth, peace, and joy.
All of us may not sing, but all can enjoy the stories songs tell us. All of us may not thrill to the sound of music in the air, but all of us can rejoice in the joyful noise God seeks from all who wish to serve God, and the Church in the name of Jesus Christ.
What stories will you share? What songs will you sing? What joy will you know as life goes on?
Join us on Sunday mornings for worship at 9:30 as we share stories, sing songs, and celebrate as in joy as life goes on!! You are welcome here!