Sing! Not to perform. But sing…because it does your heart good. Sing to the Lord. It can help to change your attitude and lift the atmosphere in any room. Does the person you care for have a favorite song or an old hymn. Familiar words and tunes can stir healing memories. And singing with someone else, matching their words and rhythm, is a way of linking your hearts.
Music lifts you above life’s pressures and demands
if only for a few moments. And if you just don’t have the courage to sing, try saying quietly, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Those comforting words are almost music. Let their promise of the loving presence of God strengthen you and the one you care for.
Grant me, O Lord, the gift of a singing heart. Amen.
Photo courtesy of Alek Zaslawski (www.awzorchids.com), copyright 2016