While visiting a church last Sunday, I noticed some interaction between two people in the row in front of me. I assume that they were mother and son. The teenage boy was obviously not happy about something, but he stayed there with his mother as the worship service began. Most of the worshipers stood as we sang, but the young man sat down directly in front of me and put his head in his hands. He didn’t seem to want to be there at all.
We were singing a song about the power in the name of Jesus. I determined that I would sing loudly and joyfully. Perhaps the truth of the words would help the boy through whatever teenage crisis he was experiencing.
You never know what people are going through when you gather to worship on Sunday morning. It’s been said that there is a broken heart in every pew on every Sunday. I think that there is a lot of truth in that statement. Some hide their discouragement better than others. You never know who you might be helping whenever you sing praises to God loudly and joyfully.
“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”—Ephesians 5:19-20.