No matter what Church people attend, there is usually a time set aside to worship and within the worship, there is a time to sing. We, in the Church of Christ, are especially careful about how we sing together. We do not use musical instruments or dance, but I think we all know that. My question is not how do we sing together but why do we sing together? What is so important about us singing together as Christians? There are many passages with answers to this question, but I want us to focus on one passage.
Paul writes in Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Paul tells us that God wants us to sing together! Singing together is part of the process for Christ’s Word to dwell within us. We can see that when we sing together, we build each other up and are showing thankfulness to God, not as one child but as many children united as one. We are not just making noise with our mouths when we sing together in thankfulness to Him, our singing is a pure form of worship that comes from our collective hearts. What a joy that must be for God to see His children not only singing to Him but singing to Him together as one!