Still We Sing

I love that first day of birdsong we get here in the mountains each year. It usually happens in the first week of March, but it came early and caught me by surprise this year. I had just woken up and was walking my dogs in the warm morning air. Suddenly the sun rose over the hilltops, the world grew golden, and the birds started to sing. At least 12 different birdsongs poured out from the treetops. Each one had its own melody, its own beauty, and its own joy. As they blended together the whole world seemed full of love, full of wonder, and full of light. It was a glorious Symphony that Beethoven or Mozart themselves would have been proud of. It sang praises to the goodness of life and the greatness of God. I was so delighted to be able to hear it once again. I knew too that it would continue for several weeks to come as the birds built nests, found mates, sung of love, and started the cycle of life all over again.

As fantastic as it was hearing the birds singing in the morning, though, I find it even more wonderful when I hear human voices singing. That is because we will always have one advantage over the birds: we donít have to wait for Spring to sing. We can sing when it is cold and dark. We can sing Christmas Carols when our lives are in the midst of Winter. We can sing songs of light when the sun is still hidden by the clouds. We can sing of joy even when our hearts are hurting. We can sing of love even when we feel unloved. We can sing praises to God in Heaven and then use our song to bring Heaven to Earth as well.

The birds may welcome the Springtime with their songs, but we can create Springtime with ours. God gave each of us a special song to sing with our lives. It is up to us, however, to sing it. Donít keep your own voice quiet. Join in the Symphony and bring music, light, love, and joy to the world. We are all Children of God and be it light or dark still we sing.

~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~

[ by: Joseph J. Mazzella Copyright © 2008 ( -- submitted by: Joseph Mazzella ]


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