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In this time of COVID, we feel like this pandemic will not end but, of course, it will. How can we get through this time? Some of us have not been to a worship service with our Christian siblings and we may feel like we have lost our family.

One of my many favorite Bible verses in this time of great distress is Psalms 105:1-4.”O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. Sing to him, sing praises to him tell of all his wonderful works. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his presence continually.” This is not a Psalm of distress but of retelling the story of Israel.

Looking back at the times of joy can bring forth a pleasant memory or two. Remembering the happy times with friends and loved one will brighten your day. Sometime a trip down memory lane is a respite from the day to day isolation. Of course, we can not live on memory lane but we can sing songs of praise.

What is your favorite hymn or song that brings a smile to your face? “Jesus Loves Me” is a favorite that I sing when I wash my hands. A happy reminder of childhood. I love when we sing “Christ for the World We Sing;” singing for the world, the poor, the faint, the sick, etc. We know Christ is there for them as he is for us.

Songs of praise, songs of joy, and songs of love will lighten your heart. Sing your favorite song every day. It does not matter if you can carry a tune or hit every note. God listens to your heart.

Sing, sing, sing.

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Author: Sandrea Kerr

Sandy is a member of Gila Mountain UMC in Yuma, a Certified Lay Minister serving as Lay Leader and Associate District Lay Leader for the West District.
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