Sing—In Harmony with God.
Nashville, Tennessee, is a city worth exploring. One quick visit is not enough. On my first visit in 1989 I found myself in the balcony of the (new) Grand Old Opry. Not at a Country Music concert, but at a special Sunday night church service attended by hundreds of members of the churches of Christ. It was my first time to enjoy the Word of God being preached amongst so many brethren, and to join in with all of those well-seasoned voices in praise to our God. This was a’cappella at its finest—a taste of heaven’s hosts singing praises to God’s eternal glory. A’cappella was the music of the original Christians—Voices only! Every Sunday we too sing as our first century brethren sang, in full voice with no musical accompaniment.Our voices bind together into a single voice that proclaims: “There is a God, He is alive.” We collectively acknowledge: “You are worthy, Lord.” And we call each other to: “Love one another.”As much as we appreciate a good sound, God has no interest in quality of voice. It is all about the heart. Harmony in song means nothing when discord fills the air. Those Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual songs teach us that “Angels are singing redemption’s sweet song,” and so are we. There is no time for disharmony, for “Jesus is coming soon!”More than a few times I have heard visitors to our worship services say, “That is the first time I have ever heard my husband sing in church.”That, is indeed, music to mine ears. All glory to God!John StaigerIf you have been blessed by this message, please feel free to: Like, Comment or Share it with your friends.