Prayer and Bible study are ways to be observant of our faith. Singing hymns is another way.
On Christmas Eve we could not attend an indoor church service. Our family—our children and grandchildren—met in a church parking lot with others. We were standing outside, and it was freezing cold. We held candles and sang Christmas carols.
The children will remember Christmas Eve in 2020.
This past Sunday we attended our church. We sang the hymn, To God Be the Glory. The hymn brought back memories of a Bible study group that I attended while in college at the home of an older couple. The song leader was very enthusiastic in expressing his faith. He sang this hymn with great joy. The memory has stayed with me.
Hymns are a part of my family heritage, and I am grateful. I remember the hymns that my Dad sang at home. I remember the words to hymns that we sang in church on Sunday mornings The words that are sung help to instill faith and joy. We need to sing. The children need to hear us and to sing with us.
This post is linked with the Five Minute Friday writing community. Today’s prompt is: OBSERVANT