As I was driving down the road, I popped in an old CD & started to sing along. I noticed Abbie in the backseat, singing right along with me, not knowing a single word. She had never heard the song before, but she could tell I was excited about it, so she was happy to join in for the pure enjoyment. Her words were unintelligible & her pitch wasn’t exactly right, but in her father’s eyes, it was beautiful. It made me so proud to see her singing from her heart, just to make me happy.
As a part-time worship leader, I’m always looking for ways to encourage people to join in worship. Sometimes we may not know a song, or prefer something different, but it’s still possible to enjoy the music & join in worship. If I’m excited about the song & I’m singing from my heart, it doesn’t matter if I don’t know the words or the melody, it will be beautiful in my Father’s eyes… & it will be contagious.