“Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice”
“Sing and Be Happy”
(Please read Psalm 100)
No, our title is not a quotation from Psalm 100. Instead, it is the title of a lively song in our hymnbook. But there are many passages in the Bible exhorting God’s people to sing and rejoice, as if the two simply go together. It is true that some of our songs are somber, to fit certain occasions, but the majority of them would be hard to sing without feeling happiness.
So this morning, sing! Sing for joy. Exult in the happiness of knowing the living Savior, and sing songs acknowledging that fact. Even if you have to sing silently much of the time — to avoid infringing on the rights of coworkers or other bus riders. for example — still try to have a song in your heart.
A song can help you remember that the Lord is near to those who love him, which should make anyone’s day a little brighter. As the song mentioned above puts it, “Sing and you’ll be happy today.”
A heartfelt song is close to prayer itself, but why not take a few moments now to thank the Lord and ask him to be with you this fine day? You’ll be glad you did.