Monday, May 9, 2011

Joyful Noise

I remember the day my children's choir director let me lead the choir onto the platform for our annual concert. It was the proudest moment of my six years of existence, being first in line as the choir proceeded up the stairs at the front of our church ready to sing our rendition of “Jesus Loves Me.” What I failed to realize was that, because I was in front, I was closest to our director, meaning she could grab me if I got a case of the wiggles or began to wander off, as I sometimes had the tendency to do. I'm not sure, at that moment, if leadership was a privilege for me, or self preservation on her part.

Whatever the case, I have been blessed through the years to have numerous patient, kind, praying leaders who have taught me the significance of making a joyful noise before the Lord. God gave us music to help guide us to worship. As National Heights prepares to move forward in the calling of a new minister of music, I am looking forward to learning even more how to worship the Savior. We have been blessed with extraordinary music in the past; God has great days ahead as we proclaim His name. Be in prayer for this coming Sunday, and for days ahead, that we all might unite in one voice to say:

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. (Psalm 122:1)