It was a great day. I was pretty nervous about the worship music since it was just Matt (guitar) and myself (alto recorder). Better than Randall singing acupello(sp?) at least. There is a lot more to leading worship than just being accomplished musicians but I did not want to make so many mistakes that I would distract the people from worship either. I am a whole lot more at ease with what I needed to do today than I would have been a year ago but I still do not think that I fall into the accomplished category.
In the quiet of the few minutes between practice and the service I sat and prayed. When I first began playing with the worship team I found that if I didn’t have time to sit and quiet myself and request his help, I would feel intimidated and lost. I asked God to use the music to bring the congregation into worship,to help me play my best and to accept my offering of music as a gift of worship from me.
It was an awesome feeling to realize on my way home that God had done just that. He is an awesome God – and so understanding and compassionate.
We have had a guest at our house for the past day or so. A few years ago while Patrick was in grade 12 there was an exchange student in town from Denmark. He is back for a visit. He needed to come back for a final game of chess just like he used to do. Tonight he and Patrick went to see The Island. They beat me home from my coffee date with a friend. Then they launched into a theological discussion on the purpose of the book of Job.