Bursting with Spontaneous Praise

I dragged my husband, kicking and screaming, to watch Disney’s Enchanted with me.  Actually, he was a trooper. He knew his time was up. We’d watched too many guy movies in a row. It was bound to happen sometime soon.

All I wanted was a sappy, campy movie.  I didn’t expect to learn something about Jesus from it.

Without spoiling the film, I will let you in on one of the major plot points:  You know that it’s true love when you spontaneously sing to each other.

What Disney film would be complete without a hero and/or heroine singing an impromptu love song?  Even the least musical among us can admit to belting out amorous tunes, if only in the shower, when we were first bitten by the love bug.

In the same way, do we know it’s true love when we spontaneously sing love songs to Jesus, our bridegroom, the lover of our soul?

While driving in your car, do you ever, burst out with one of the songs you heard in church the Sunday before? Brothers of the Empty Tomb and the BCG songs work great for this (download free songs here). People drive by and look at you like you’ve got two heads. 

Sometimes, I’ll be reading my bible, doing chores, or going for a walk and enjoying nature, and I can’t suppress the urge to sing a few words of praise.

The Bible tells us how people couldn’t help but praise Jesus when he was here on Earth.  On his way to the cross, Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey.  People gathered to honor him as the Messiah and king. They also spontaneously lifted their voices with praises:

And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. As he was drawing near-already on the way down the Mount of Olives-the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out” (Luke 19:36-40 ESV).

If we don’t sing, all of nature will do it for us.

Yes, I think it must be true love


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