Squeaky Praise ~ Reece’s Pieces 6-3-2022

Have you ever lost your voice and tried to talk?   Perhaps in frustration, nothing came out but a whisper or a squeaky sound.  The person you were talking to probably couldn’t understand what you were saying.

Several times in my ministry, I have lost my voice or almost lost my voice due to illness or fatigue.  When I think back to the days I was a music and youth minister, I remember many times I lost my voice at the end of a week of camp at Falls Creek.  It was always difficult to sing and lead worship on those Sundays following camp.

My wife, Dana, has gone through struggles with her voice because of a nerve condition called trigeminal neuralgia.  Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition that causes painful sensations similar to an electric shock on one side of the face.  When she tries to sing or hears loud sounds in her right ear, the nerve is agitated and it triggers pain.  She had surgery and has tried medications, but the symptoms have remained.  We continue to pray for healing, but because of this condition she is no longer singing in the choir.

Here is my question, “Is it possible to worship God without a voice?”  The answer is a definite “YES!”  Obviously “un-voiced” worship is more difficult for those of us who are so used to singing praise to the Lord.  However, God can hear a whisper, a squeaky sound, or he can “hear a heart” of worship!  Think about it – God hears the worship of people who are speech impaired and have never had a voice.  Therefore, the important thing for all of us is to engage in worship – voice or no voice – to humbly but passionately express our love, devotion, and praise to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

In times like these, I have a Savior
In times like these I have an anchor
I’m very sure, I’m very sure
My anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!