Though our singing certainly wouldn’t win any awards and we didn’t always blend together in perfect harmony, our hearts blended together perfectly. We weren’t trying to win any singing competitions. We were simply trying to win our country back.
I won’t go into much more detail about the free speech event that took place in Manchester, Tennessee, on June 4, 2013. The purpose of the event was to stand against the DOJ’s effort to intimidate Americans from speaking out against Islam. I’ve written enough articles about that already. They can be found on Lady Patriots.com.
What I want to talk about is passion. In 1987, when the tiny country of Estonia was threatened with occupation by communist Russia, they were inspired to have a “singing revolution.” They sang for days. There were no weapons, no threats, not even speeches. They simply joined together in patriotic songs for their nation.
These “singing revolutions” lasted from 1987 to 1991. Finally, on August 24, 1991, the U.S.S.R. recognized Estonia as an independent country. The U.S.S.R. had been dissolved by December of that same year.
What if we had a singing revolution today in America? We all know the songs to sing. It only takes one person to start singing for others to join in. What if it were that simple? God honors us when we praise Him through music. When we sing “God bless America,” what we are really doing is praying to God in song. We are asking Him to bless us, while taking a stand for freedom at the same time.
As we were singing, I noticed that the police officers and event organizers were taken aback. They were confused and didn’t quite know how to react. I wondered if maybe, somewhere deep down inside of their souls, they might have remembered a more peaceful and innocent time in America.
When we think of singing together as Americans it is usually at a baseball game or at a Fourth of July celebration. Something happens to each one of us when we sing patriotic songs like our “National Anthem”, “God bless America” or “Proud to Be an American” by Lee Greenwood. When we sing these songs we are brought together as a nation standing up for one thing: freedom. Our political differences suddenly don’t matter anymore. We are simply standing as one, taking a stand for our great nation and proclaiming freedom for America.
Someone else told us that He was sent to “proclaim liberty to the captives.” His name is Jesus Christ. If we are Christians, aren’t we supposed to be like Jesus? Wouldn’t that involve proclaiming freedom?
Do you have a voice? If you do, I don’t care how great you sing or if you sound like a croaking frog. If you have a heart for America, sing! It only takes one person to get the singing started and I can attest to that, because I was that one person at this event. What is the worst that can happen? No one joins in? Well at least you will stand before a Holy God someday and tell Him that you did all that you could to proclaim freedom for the country that you were blessed to be born in. You may just hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
So let’s start letting our voices be heard through patriotic songs that speak the language of America. Let’s sing songs that edify and bring people together, not divide.
If anything will bring us together as we came together on September 12, 2001, it will be the singing of these great songs. Remember when Congress broke out in spontaneous song with “God Bless America?” What a moment that was. Let’s have more of those moments. I believe that’s what God wants us to do, and I, for one, intend to honor Him with patriotic songs. Will you join me?