Singing trains us for heaven… Christian singing is not about being a gifted singer; some of us are tone-deaf, while some of us can harmonise spontaneously. As we sing with ‘one voice’, it’s a concrete and profound expression of the heavenly reality. We gather because we are deeply connected; baptised by one Spirit into one body, Christ’s body; as dependent on one another as the organs of our physical bodies.
I’m not sure if you have many, or even any, books about death written for children. It’s something we tend to shy away from, perhaps because we somehow want to protect them from being exposed to suffering. But we know that being part of this fallen world will mean that at some point children will have to face the big questions that death and suffering bring. It is incredibly valuable to give them a framework for understanding the place of suffering and God’s goodness through it, before it happens.