Sing, Sing, Sing…


Sometimes we just don’t know what to say.  Sometimes we know what we mean but no words seem adequate to describe it.  Sometimes we can’t think of that certain word that would be just the right way to put something, to convey our thought.  Sometimes we can’t find any words at all to express our feelings.  Sometimes we don’t even know what we are feeling.

Sometimes we have a tune in our heads, but can’t remember all the words to the song.  We may have a general idea of what the song is about, but be unable to sing the words, so we either just hum the tune, or make up approximations to the words.

Robbie and Chris love to sing.  When they have a song going through their head they just sing it out…sometimes loudly.  Most of the time though, they don’t know all the words.  They don’t know what the words mean so they approximate them and it comes out all jumbled and confused.  For those who know the song already, the words can be picked out and understood.  Robbie, has been doing this a lot lately.  He loves David Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Brooke Fraser, Hillsongs, and many other “grown up” songs as well as all the childrens songs he has ever heard.  The more grown up songs have words the kids just have no idea what they mean.  So they sing something close to it.

This reminds me so much of when we pray but don’t know what to pray, and so we “groan” what words cannot express.  We don’t know what we are praying, but God does.  He hears our groans, and understands completely.

Romans 8:26 says, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.”

So let us take an example from these children who don’t have the social inhibitions sometimes, to hide what they don’t know, and pray out to God.  Let the words (groans) come out however they will.  He knows what we mean.  He knows what all the words are that we are looking for.  He understands it all.

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