We are sinful people living in a broken world; the days are evil. Evil days bring many temptations: some people are just waiting for it to be over, just hanging on by their fingernails until they die or the rapture comes. Others delude themselves into a false cheer, a Pollyana view of the world where they pretend that the days are not evil at all. Others—especially political conservatives—fall into the temptation perfectionism. They proceed to take the evil days as an excuse to complain about everything, and their shrill voices fill the airwaves. If we succumb to those temptations, we are fools who use the evil days as an excuse not to redeem the time. The charge this week is simple enough: be wise. Redeem the time because the days are evil. Now is our chance to sing heartily, to each other and to God. Now is the time to be grateful for everything. Now is the time to submit to each other’s needs and care for one another. Whatever we do, let’s do it thankfully, caringly, and singing to each other and the Lord.
We can do this because we are Christ’s body, connected to our Head who has already won His victory on the earth, which will one day be covered with the knowledge of God’s glory like water covers the sea. The question is not how we can sing, but how can we not?
We are Christians; we are Christ’s body, and Christ’s body sings. So sing!