There’s a scene in Toy Story 2 where Wheezy the squeaky penguin needs to have his squeaker fixed. He can’t squeak like he used to and this has made him depressed. He feels useless. Things change when his friends surround him and help him to restore his squeaker. At one point Woody asks Wheezy how he feels, the most natural and fitting response for Wheezy was to declare that he felt a song coming on. He needed to be restored so he could begin singing again.
Community and friends can help us reclaim our voice. Wheezy needed his friends to gather around him and help to restore him back to who he was intended to be. It’s no different for us. We were created to sing, but we often need the support of close friends to bring out the melody.
If you are in a season of silence, the chances are pretty good that there are people around you that can help you to recover your voice. And as you begin singing, you will encourage others to do the same. Just imagine how beautiful the collective chorus of our lives will be as we all sing together.