Singing in the Street

20 04 2011

It was one of those moments that just makes you smile. There is an elderly gentleman who walks by our home. He moves slowly, wears a hat, and is as regular as clockwork. He quietly moves through the streets, taking his walk, and enjoying the spring air.Today, he wasn’t walking alone. He was pushing a stroller.

The little girl was his granddaughter. He quietly pushed her on his usual route, but today the journey was transformed. The little girl, dark hair blowing in the wind, was bringing joy to everyone they passed. As they made their way through the neighborhood, it was clear that she was enjoying herself. She sang her way through the streets. She sang loudly. She sang with joy. She sang in response to the birds and the trees. She sang her own tune. She sang, and the neighborhood smiled.

I want to be more like that little girl. She sang her own notes. She sang even though no one sang with her. She sang because there was a song in her heart. And everywhere she went, she left a song behind for others to sing.

Psalm 92:4 says, “For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.”

My Jesus Resolution today is to sing. Sing out loud. Sing for joy. Sing a song of praise. Sing because God has put a song in my heart. I want to move through my day and leave others with a song to sing, a smile to smile, and a reason to look into the heavens.


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20 04 2011
Martha Clark

Good morning Casandra,
I LOVE MUSIC. I love to sing. Each night, after I say my “Good night ” prayer, I fluff up my pillow, nestle my head, close my eyes, and sing songs (not out loud) to my Lord and God. And I always fall asleep before I can finish! It is truly MY time with the Lord!
much love, Martha

20 04 2011
Lawana Perrault

Cassandra,

What wonderful thoughts. I love to sing, and singing alone can lift your spirit. I too will break into song (silently) during prayer at bedtime like Martha! I didn’t know anyone else did this. When I look at God’s creation and think of Jesus, how can you not sing?!

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