PLS has changed my voice, but it can’t keep me from singing!
Yet you are holy,
enthroned on the praises of Israel. – Psalm 22:3
I have always loved to praise. My favorite form is singing. I’ve been singing since before I can even remember. I won awards for singing, and was even offered a recording contract in my senior year of high school. Singing is one of my very favorite things.
But I guess I never realized how important our praises, of all kinds, are to God. David writes that He is enthroned on praises. Our praises are His throne! Wow.
Over the past couple of months, my singing voice has begun to be affected by my Primary Lateral Sclerosis. It’s been affecting my voice for a while now, but left my singing voice alone. Now, no more. It is such a difficult loss and such a discouragement to my heart, I just can’t tell you how personal of an impact this change has had on me.
My breath control isn’t there anymore. Related to that, I don’t have to volume I had before, either. I have much less control over tone and it’s gotten to where I wince and cringe to hear myself sing. It makes me cry. The sorrow is tangible.
But for God…
Though He slay me,
I will hope in Him. – Job 13:15a
When I realized what my praises mean to God, that He makes them His very throne, I knew I had to keep singing. It doesn’t sound the same anymore.
But to God….
Dear God, thank You for treasuring our meager offerings as if they were priceless treasures. We love You so. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…
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