When was the last time you sang a song together with someone outside of the church? Has it been weeks? Months? Years? Can you even remember? I was struck by this thought while watching an episode of the Andy Griffith show recently. At one point in the episode, you see Andy and Barney sitting out on the porch talking when Andy picks up his guitar and begins to strum. Sure enough, the two begin to sing together for no other reason than just to sing and relax. I remember thinking, “What a weird sight! I wonder how many folks today sit down and just sing a song together?”
In modern America, singing together is almost a lost activity. Yet, churches meet together every Sunday and sing songs together. Why do we do this? Is this a carry-over from a by-gone era? Do we sing together just to become better musicians? Why do we use music in the church?
We'll find the answer in Colossians 3:16.