Brenda’s Blog – August 29, 2017
“That’s why we sing”
The bluegrass gospel group The Purple Hulls performed at the Big Sandy Music Hall in Texas last night. These twin sisters play multiple instruments, compose, and sing. Their professionalism is enhanced by their personable, authentic delivery. Fingers flew as they switched from banjo to guitar to mandolin and back again – over and over for two hours.
Their final number included the line “That’s why we sing.” Driving home I considered these words and started musing about my “why I sing.” Isn’t this a beautiful way to begin developing a purpose statement? Rather than impersonally listing strengths and weaknesses, wouldn’t it be fun to simply say “Why do I sing?”
Years ago I heard someone say, “Don’t die with your music in you.” As a Christian I don’t believe God takes me out until He has accomplished His purposes and finished His work. But I do know I have choices about the way I spend my time, use my gifts, and invest my money. I would like to leave shooting for a high C. As an alto moving toward tenor, this would indeed be a stretch!
The old gospel hymn says “I sing because I’m happy; I sing because I’m free. His eye is on the sparrow and I know He cares for me.” That is a good reason to sing.
Our song should express who we believe we are designed to be by God. Our song should resonate with praise for our Maker. The more we sing, the more convinced we should be about the fit. “This is my story, this is my song” wrote Fanny Crosby. Owning our song strengthens us.
Let’s sing our songs with fervor. Let’s eagerly vocalize our purpose.