Last night we were blessed with the joy of sharing music with the local men’s choir and another local church’s choir. The church choir had walked 9 miles (women in heels and beautiful white dresses) from the other side of town just to share their gift of music with us, and there’s something about hearing people sing to Jesus in a different language that is simply beautiful. We got to experience the uniting element about music that draws us together as brothers and sisters in Christ in a way that penetrates straight to the heart. The men’s choir that’s been around for more than 30 years was led by one of the most passionate and joyful men we’d ever seen with the BIGGEST smile and loudest clap, accompanied by an accordian player and 22 other men from ages 8 to 75… It was amazing. Both choirs shared six songs each, many of which were composed by the leaders. We were able to share a few songs of our own, serve them with snacks/drinks, and give them another set of shirts for their choirs.
It was such a reflection of the beauty of the body of Christ last night. One thing that Dave shared near the end was that though we may never see one another again, we have the hope and faith in our Lord and Savior, giving us heaven to look forward to so we can sing and praise God together, in one language, for eternity.
We finished off the night singing Amazing Grace together, each in our own dialects, and then joining hands and praying together. Not gonna lie — brought me to tears.
Yep, and that was last night.
(Praise the Lord.)