Monday, April 21, 2008

Sing if you hear the music

I was standing in line in Dairy Mart waiting to pay for my Diet Coke. I had my I-pod on and was listening to Alan Jackson. Without even thinking I began to sing along. I got a funny look from the woman in front of me and I suddenly realized what I had done. I was so in step with the music I forgot no one else could hear it.

As I headed out the door to continue my walk I had to laugh. The music was so compelling that I could not help myself. I was caught up in it and had to sing that song. Those that couldn't hear it thought I was strange. The same is true for us as Christians. When we hear the voice of Jesus it forces us to act. We may sing his praises. We may dance in the streets and reach out to the homeless, the disenfranchised, the lost.

The truth is that if people aren't looking at us as strange, then maybe we aren't tuned in to what Jesus has to say. We ought to be different from everyone else. We ought to raise eyebrows when we come around. Last Sunday we sang "They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love." You see that is what a Christian brings to the room. We bring God's love and it is so different from the junk that the world brings that it should cause people to sit up and take notice.

So go ahead and sing God's song. Don't worry about who is looking. Just sing.



Denise said...

I am singing.

Carol said...

So true. Sometimes when I'm jogging in my neighborhood, I sing and even lift my hands. I always wonder if people look out their windows and say there is that crazy girl again.