Sing a Song
30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
This is the only verse in the Bible that speaks of Jesus singing. One might wonder what kind of a song he chose considering the event. He had just seen Judas leave to betray him, had his last meal with his friends, knew that his death was here and that he would experience the consequences of a world of sin. On the other hand, he also knew that he was at the very moment of saving his beloved humans, he knew that his hard time on earth was about to end and knew that sin would be defeated once and for all.
Did he sing a happy song of salvation or a sad song of suffering? We will only know that in heaven when we can ask him in person.
But how important would this hymn have been for Jesus. He knew that he needed help in this last chapter of his human life. In a few hours he would be asking his disciples to pray with him.
Singing hymns is a great way to fill your soul. It is a great way to connect with God and be filled with whatever you may need in that moment. If you’re sad, a hymn can cheer you up. If you’re stressed, a hymn can give you peace. If you’re in pain, a hymn can even sooth that as well.
1 Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
2 Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Whatever you might be going through today, sing a song for God and he will take care of you. If Jesus found the need to do it, how much more do we.
Pr. Steven Couto