I love it when I wake up singing in the morning (not literally, but in my heart)! Let me amend that, I do sing sometimes early and it can usually reflect my mood for the day. Bill Withers "Lovely Day" and an assortment of spiritual classics like "This Is The Day" highlight my interior playlist.
From having watched so many kids programs I will also occasionally remember Mr. Rogers "It's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood".
We all have a song to sing that reflects our moods and who we are. Mary sang a love song about her child, Song Of Songs reflects the mood of romance. Most popular singers write about their life moments that matter and if you are a Jazz freak like me, you can feel the mood of the soul even in an all instrumental song.
But I have a new favorite now, sung the last two weeks in our meetings by a man who had several appearances on American Idol but now finds himself battling addiction recovery. When he sings it you can feel the pain, see the joy and re-live the story. The song is......
The Night Jack Daniels Met John 3:16
You can envision the lyrics, but when he sang I thought about the other people in the rooms and their battle against their own personal demons, and I thought about my own and how far God has brought me from that pit of despair. If you were to make a point of that song it would certainly be the devil has no shot against John 3:16, and we have every hope that the most popular Bible verse of all time is a song we can keep on singing every day until it sinks into the fabric of our being.
For God so loved us.....and he always does despite our slips and bumps in the road.....and I imagine up there he is singing his own song about us, no record of him ever singing but it may go something like this.........
You Are So Beautiful To Me....can't you see!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.