“God is a singing God,” “In Zephaniah, 3:17, it says he rejoices over us with singing. Because we have a singing God, we are made in his image, so we are to be singing people.”
I think I have been singing almost all of my life. My mom tells the story of me standing on the large brick hearth of the fireplace every day with a hairbrush as my microphone and I would sing at the top of my lungs. I remember I loved to go to church and sit in the old wooden pews next to my family and sing. I have always been a fan of harmony and for some reason harmony notes came so easily for me. I remember one time, someone telling me, sing the right note, which meant, sing the melody, but for me, the challenge of singing harmony created such joy for me. I love to listen to people sing and hear all the differences in each person’s voice. It amazes me how God created us all in His image, but with so many differences down to the way our vocal cords make sounds.
In these days of social distancing, I have been making a few singing videos to post online in hopes to encourage people, but also because it’s a gift I have been given. I now have a personal YouTube channel, and a quick search of YouTube and Rhon Carter will find it very quickly. Singing is such a unique way to express yourself and God designed itthat way because as we read in scripture, we have a singing God!
Singing is unique because it uses a certain tone and frequency to unite us. Only in singing can a group of more than one be in total aural unity. The rhythm and the tone allow for complete musical unity. It’s a wonderful thing to hear people speak in unison but singing brings the voices together so much more beautifully.
Singing connects us because it brings out the whole self. It uses the physical, the mental and spiritual parts of a person and unites them to share in a wonderful way. It’s been said that when people sing the same note, that their physical vocal cords are vibrating at the same rate to create that certain note. It also ties us together in the same thought. When you add the melody, the harmony and the lyric, you get an amazing God created sound that was a special gift to each of us.
Let’s all continue to be unified in our singing because we serve a singing God.
I am the Worship Pastor at First Baptist Church, Statesboro Georgia.