It was a cold, rainy day when we stepped outside. There, perched in a nearby tree, was a lone bird. This bird captured our attention as it continued to sing its beautiful song. Despite the clouds, despite the rain, and unbothered by the unfavorable elements, it sang. As we watched and as we listened, we were given a powerful reminder: We can, no we MUST, still sing despite the rain and storms of life!
David knew this well. In one of his “storms,” he said, “You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are my fortress. In his unfailing love, my God will stand with me… as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress. O my Strength, to you I sing praises, for you, O God, are my refuge, the God who shows me unfailing love” (Psalm 59:9-10, 16-17).
Truly, the Lord is great and greatly to be praised (Psalm 96:4)! Let us not allow the storm, the rain, or the unfavorable elements around us keep US from proclaiming His praise and singing of His greatness today!