In the morning, while it is still dark outdoors, a wren happily sings a song for all to hear.
I eagerly look forward to the bird’s song each day as I sit at the breakfast table. The song reminds me even when it’s dark, even when there may not be anyone around to hear us, even if no one knows we exist, it is good to sing our praise to the Lord who created us.
It is good to sing our praise first thing each day in thanks for all God is and all God has done and all God will do.
It is good to remember…God sees. God hears. God knows.
God sees when others act like we’re invisible. God sees when we make him proud.
God hears when our pain is too deep for words. God hears when our praises rise up to him in song and pray.
God knows when our heart breaks. God knows when our heart overflows with the good things he provides.
The following untitled poem comes from Streams in the Desert. I hope it brings a song to your lips just as surely as a song rises from the wren’s throat.
Don’t let the song go out of your lifeThough it chance sometimes to flowIn a minor strain; it will blend againWith the major tone you know.What though shadows rise to obscure life’s skies,And hide for a time the sun,The sooner they’ll lift and reveal the rift,If you let the melody run.Don’t let the song go out of your life;Though the voice may have lost its trill,Though the tremulous note may die in your throat,Let it sing in your spirit still.Don’t let the song go out of your life;Let it ring in the soul while here;And when you go hence, ’twill follow you thence,And live on in another sphere.
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Sing to the Lord, all the world!
Worship the Lord with joy;
come before him with happy songs!
Acknowledge that the Lord is God.
He made us, and we belong to him;
we are his people, we are his flock.
Enter the Temple gates with thanksgiving;
go into its courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise him.
The Lord is good;
his love is eternal
and his faithfulness lasts forever. Psalm 100
I wish you well.
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