I'm just stopping in to say "Thank You!" Thank you for your prayers for us yesterday. It is always so hard to sing at funerals. My husband and I arrived at the church an hour before the funeral so that we could have a sound check and there were already people being seated. (I've never seen so many people at a funeral. They were lining the walls, the halls, and the overflow rooms. What a blessing!)
I need to tell you that my husband and I have been married for 18 years and we were singing together before we were married. He is the pro in the family. He can learn a song right before we sing it and it is beautiful. Me? Not so much. I have to sing a song until I learn it and feel somewhat confident. You would think after 18+ years of singing with my sweetheart that I wouldn't have butterflies. Nope! I get them every time.
I have to sing from my heart, or I'm not singing. It's that easy. After having less than 15 hours to learn the songs, I was feeling less than confident. Our run through proved my nerves. I was "pitchy" and our harmonies were less than harmonious. It was my fault, not his. I think the emotions of the day were getting to me. Thankfully, we had some time before the service began.
I had a quiet moment to gather my emotions and fall down on my face before the throne. He filled me with His peace that passes all understanding. We were able to sing for His glory. God somehow blended our harmonies once again and He graciously helped me stay on pitch. I pray that He was greatly glorified in the process.
Thank you so much for your prayers. I felt them!
On another note :-) Rachel's headaches are still intense but she went to school with me today. It's lunch time now and she decided that she felt well enough to go off campus with her friends for lunch and she will be in class this afternoon and we are thankful. I so admire her courage!
I need to get back to class. But, before I do, I want to share with you the verse from my devotion this morning:
"God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns." Psalm 46:5
Is that cool or what?! I needed that Word today. God is in the midst of Rachel and she will not be moved (although we are praying her headaches move out). God will help Rachel when the morning dawns. It's a new day filled with new opportunities. What a great God we serve!