I Sing Because…

(The stories behind my Voisey melodies)

*At His Word Lyrics – © Wanda J. Murry, March 22, 2020

Everything God said is true

Don’t forget he cares for you

Everything is in his hand

God has always had a plan

Don’t fear, no no no no

Don’t fret, no no no no

Just take him at his word

Just take him at his word

The pandemic hit American soil, and we ran for the safety and cover of the Stay-Home-Orders lockdown across America. Even the church had to close its doors, amid great protest. Fear entered hearts as working from home exposed the deficiencies in our picture-perfect existence. I marveled at how faith was, and continues, to be tested, especially in light of the part worshiping in a building became a defining factor for so many. The fight and lawsuits by “the church” demanding freedoms to assemble struck me as odd. Why? Because I was curious about the mindset behind the demand…

Did Jesus followers believe they needed to gather in a building to practice their religion?

Did Jesus followers believe there was a “vail” in their buildings that would protect them from the virus?

Did Jesus followers believe what scripture said about the times that would come, and that would precede Jesus’ return one day, to gather us to himself?

Had “worship” become something to be performed in a building, on certain days, in what is a Laodicean mindset?

*So Many Reasons Lyrics© Wanda J. Murry, April 2020

Lord you give me so many reasons

To lift my hands to heaven in praise

Lord you give me so many reasons

To start each day just looking to pray

Lord you give me so many reasons

To open up my heart each day

All over the world, people were experiencing isolation and confinement to their living spaces. The world was attempting to slow the spread of the coronavirus. People were going stir-crazy. Parents realized teaching their kids wasn’t as easy as they assumed. Spouses realized their interrupted routines were now under a microscope that was revealing unpleasant things they had covered up by staying busy. Domestic abuse cases rose. Loneliness and self-identity issues hit hearts accustomed to camouflaging under the outer appearance no longer on open display. Other things were exposed as well. The need for changes. The need to reconnect. The opportunity to work on the bucket list buried in the back of desk drawers. The realization of how unprepared we are for a future with diminishing social, economic, and retirement resources and benefits. So many depressing things unless – we look on the bright side; the right side. That place from which our help comes!

*Stop Please Lyrics© Wanda J. Murry, June 3, 2020

Stop please, They mean you no harm

Stop please, Face down, surrendered, unarmed

Stop please, No more blood splatters

Stop please, Because black lives matter

I felt the pain, horror, and hatred recorded live in the George Floyd murder. It was final ignition to the powder keg that has been brewing in America. A divide supported and seemingly provoked by authorities who are supposed to be leading our country across a multitude of fronts. A mish-mesh of solutions parading across the nation. A sad example for a land touted as being the land of the free; a land of equality.

*All lyrics referenced above are the express property of the writer.

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© 2020 Wanda J. Murry

6 thoughts on “I Sing Because…

  1. Thanks again, Wanda, for the reminder. I sings because I love the Lord in good times and trials 😉
    He is my song

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  2. Again Thank you Sister for the encouraging words you always have for us. You truly speak truth to all! You are such a true Blessing!
    I love to sing the song I learned as a child.
    It goes I sing bc I’m Happy! I sing bc I’m free. His eye is on the Sparrow and I know He’s watching me!
    Yes he is my song, he is my hope and stay!!! Praise be the Lord!!!

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  3. Thank you Wanda ,your post brought a flash back,I had a time ,when i was recouping after a car accident ,my song for that situation.”O I found a new song,and I will sing it every day’ My song and any song is a way of adapting to any situation.We can take God at his word,on this journey of life, when trials come,distressing as they may be .We can count it all joy. We can come to the God of comfort,who comforteth us in all our tribulation.Hurting people,pain is accentuated, when people around them carry on as usual.That is when ,songs burst forth.God gives us songs in the night.keep singing!!!!!!

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    1. OMGNESS I LOVE ❤️❤️❤️ the depth of your thoughts Mother Gladys!! I so appreciate it when you share your thoughts with us!! Thanks so much 🙏💯🙏💯😍😍

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