In case you hadn’t already guessed, music is a very important part of my life. I have a running soundtrack for whatever activity I’m doing at the moment. There are the relaxing songs, the walking songs, the driving songs, the night driving songs, etc., etc., etc.
So naturally, there were the “first day of school” songs yesterday (plus some “night driving doubling as super early morning” songs). Titles included immortal classics such as the Beatles’ “Obla Di, Obla Da (Life Goes On),” Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” and the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive.” The latter came on fortuitously as I was chugging back home from a loooong morning of music theory and linear algebra.
But the first song I hit “play” on wasn’t any of those. It was actually a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that’s become a bit of a traditional “morning song” for me. Literally, the first line is “6:30 Monday morning, I’m here hiding in my bed.” But I’ve always liked the message in this song—that every moment represents a choice, to worship God in it or blow past it. No matter what we do, the name of the Lord is always worthy to be praised, from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same. I hope that’s a good reminder for someone this morning: