Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The Songs We Sing

"Train up a child in the way he should go,And when he is old he will not depart from it." Prov. 22:6

A woman had a daily time of devotion with her grandchild during a time the child was living with her. They would sing some songs, read a story from a Bible story book and pray a while. One day, the grandmother was singing a song to her grandchild having to keep track with a printed page of lyrics. Meanwhile the child who couldn't even read was singing along perfectly."Honey," the Grandmother asked, "How is it that you know these songs so well?" "Because, Grandma," the child answered "You sung them into my heart."Children are a gift from God and a stewardship as well. Many of us have children of our own. Others have children in our lives in our roles as aunt, uncle or friend. Thequestion is: what are we singing into their hearts. Children watch us. They listen to what we say. They do what we do. They pay more attention to us than we sometimes know. Every day with each word we say, each act we take, each song we sing, we sing something into their hearts.The grandmother in this story sang the songs of God into her Granddaughter's heart. She could just as easily been "singing" deceitfulness, hatred, doubtor fear. She chose to sing the love of God. Today, we will meet many people. Some will be children. Some will be very like children. With all of them we will sing something into their hearts. What will your song be today? "Lord, let the children in my life hear the songs of Zion from my lips today." Amen and Amen.

This touched me today so I had to share it with you.

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