Rev Beverly Kahle
30 days of being Thankful – music
I am in my office on a Saturday night, going through all the details to make sure that everything is set for worship tomorrow -going through my sermon and service notes, checking that all is ready for tomorrow's baptism, and listening to one of the musicians practice for worship. I am reminded how thankful I am for the gift of music.
Our songs speak of our faith and give flavor to what our hearts already know is true. One of my favorite contemporary songs by Casting Crowns reminds me that our lives are indeed a song that we play for God – “May the words I say and the things I do, make my lifesong sing, bring a smile to You. I want to sign Your name to the end of this day, knowing that my heart was true. Let my lifesong sing to You.”
I am thankful that music gives words to the emotions of my heart and reminds me that each day, as a Christian, I live it for God. Lord, today, may I have brought you a smile and as the day is approaching the end, may I indeed be able to sign that I lived this day for you. May my life sing to you and to all I meet of the depths of your love and my gratitude.