The disciples praised God “in loud voices.” I cringe as I type this, but so often today we shrink away from praising God in a loud voice. We’ve been programmed to be “politically correct,” to “not offend.” How much do I offend God, who gave His Son to die in my place, when I choose to keep my praise to myself? Lord, forgive me for the times I’ve refused to praise, and therefore refused to acknowledge You as my King and Savior. Give me the courage to openly speak Your name. Amen.