Perhaps you have heard: ‘Why do the heathen rage?’ That answer is easy. Well, here’s something a little tougher to grasp:
Why does the unbeliever sing? Seriously, why? If not to express that which cannot be put into words, why does the unbeliever unite in song to delight in that which represents the deep yearnings of the heart.
Careful now, we would not want to admit that man has a spirit, and that by his voice he elevates his being, and displays the stirring of that little muscle called the heart. Oh that we would learn from the songbird, to be so embarrassed to ignore the giver of life and the designer of the vocal chord.
Imagine then the scene in that upper room of old, when the Lord as the chief musician led his men by singing a hymn……….on the way to Golgotha’s hill. Heavy hearts to be sure, but songs of life are best enjoyed when sprinkled with understanding.
And what better courtesy than to give heed to He whose understanding is infinite. We do not read of Adam singing, but my guess? There was a time………