"And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives." - Matthew 26:30
I am a baby-boomer. Our generation is often noted for going nowhere without our tunes. In addition, when other generations did music for entertainment we wrote music to send messages. In the face of social turmoil we sang.
This evening of a last meal with the disciples was a somber occasion. It wasn't a party by any means. The announcement of future hours of betrayal was troubling and confusing. The Lord Himself was to be scourged and crucified in a short time. Yet, in the face of turmoil they sang.
Do you find occasions when you don't feel like singing my friend. You might not have a song of protest, but there is always time to sing praise. Whether in turmoil or triumph, with the Lord on the throne, we have good reason to sing.