Thursday, August 19, 2010

A New Perspective

I was talking to our worship leader about the songs we sing. He said he was tired of a certain song and I chimed in that I was tired of many of the songs we sing. He said he wasn't really tired of them, he just wanted to have more variety. We proceeded to start the service and I stood in my normal position on the left side of the stage, behind the keyboard.

I played and sang along and noticed the young lady visiting for the first time. I only knew her name and that she had just gotten out of jail. She obviously didn't know the words, but it didn't seem to matter. She was listening intently, singing some, bowing her head some, crying some, raising her hands some, and nodding in agreement.

It was the most beautiful thing I have seen in a long time. When you are in the ministry, this is one of those moments you live for. You give everything you have over and over again for moments like these.

Those songs that I said I was tired of, now had new meaning. I had a new perspective.


MyStory of HiStory said...

Neat post! It's amazing how some things that are so precious - so true - so timeless, we tend to get bored w/ & take for granted over time. So like God to change your perspective in such a unique & personal way. Love it.

Melissa said...

Great post! What a great moment for you!

Jen--The Straightforward Mom said...

How true is that? I love old time hymns. I love singing and listening to them. Most people hate them, but there's something so timeless and yet, dead on for your life right now!