We’ve had a lark, song thrush or perhaps just a small blackbird singing it’s heart out on the top branches of a copper beech which overhangs our back garden. It starts about 4.30 a.m. and continues pretty steadily through daylight hours. The experts tell us its either staking out it’s territory or trying to attract a mate! But to me it is part of God’s creation praising the Maker. ‘Let everything that has breath praise the LORD’. The Christian faith is surely the singing faith. Charles Wesley wrote over 6,000 hymns and there are hundreds of hymn books containing thousands of hymns plus oh so many choruses. Why? Well we simply have so much to sing about. Forgiveness, salvation, redemption, eternal life, peace with God to name but a few. All these blessings and more are brought to us ‘through the appearing our Saviour Jesus Christ, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel’. No wonder believers sing, but lets make sure we keep the Lord Jesus at the very heart of our songs of praise. Keep on singing Mr Blackbird!