Let it Sing!

Someone once wrote “We are God’s song….Let your life sing, let it sing. Let your life be what it is: God’s joyous, interleaved and always consonant melody, sounding outwards in deepest joy.”

Imagine! We are God’s song! Sing a song of joy and exultation to the life that we are given by God for, in a very profound way, God sings each of us into existence, giving voice to our unique and marvelous music. Zephaniah tells us that the Lord “will sing joyfully because of you, as one sings at festivals.

Those who came to John the Baptist asked him “What should we do?” and were told to sing praise and glorify the Lord through their lives. Share with others who are less fortunate, treat everyone with fairness and kindness, live in truth and love for those around you, lose yourself in humility and truth, above all, trust and love the Lord.

St. Paul tells us to “Rejoice in the Lord always….Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near.” Jesus is near, he is always close, watching and waiting for the moments when we are weak or failing, ready to lift us up, and to give us the grace and strength to sing a song of thanksgiving to God.

The “Good News” is that we are never alone for He is always near. Look around and you will see him; open your hearts and you will feel him, sit quietly and you will hear him, stand silently and you will feel his warm embrace. God’s song is eternal and everywhere. You cannot silence it nor can you stop it from playing. It is a wondrous melody, full of life and living, sung with unceasing and unbounded love and loving.

Jesus is coming, he is almost here. He is a song of ecstasy and agony, of hope and salvation, death and resurrection, peace and love. We are the body of Christ, we are God’s song. At his birth the heavenly hosts sang a song of peace and goodwill toward all. So it is perfectly apropos for us to lift up our voices in song to God. Let us sing our song of joy to God.

Deacon Chuck

About the author: Deacon Chuck

Deacon Chuck was ordained into the permanent diaconate on September 17, 2011, in the ministry of service to the Diocese of Reno and assigned to St. Albert the Great Catholic Community. He currently serves as the parish bulletin editor and website administrator. Deacon Chuck continues to serve the parish of Saint Albert the Great Catholic Community of the Diocese of Reno, Nevada. He is the Director of Adult Faith Formation and Homebound Ministries for the parish, conducts frequent adult faith formation workshops, and is a regular homilist. He currently serves as the bulletin editor for the parish bulletin. He writes a weekly column intended to encompass a broad landscape of thoughts and ideas on matters of theology, faith, morals, teachings of the magisterium and the Catholic Church; they are meant to illuminate, illustrate, and catechize the readers and now number more than 230 articles. His latest endeavor is "Colloqui: A journal for restless minds", a weekly journal of about 8 pages similar in content to bulletin reflections. All his reflections, homilies, commentaries, and Colloqui are posted and can be found on his website: http://deaconscorner.org. Comments are always welcome and appreciated. He is the author of two books: "The Voices of God: hearing God in the silence" which offers the reader insights into how to hear God’s voice through all of the noise that surrounds us; and "Echoes of Love: Effervescent Memories" which through a combination of prose and verse provides the reader with a wonderful journey on the way to discovering forever love. He regularly speaks to groups of all ages and size and would welcome the opportunity to speak to your group.

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