Now, even though I have been in the choir a long time, I still love it! About a month ago I was able to share this experience with my younger sister Bethany who is 13. Now we are both able to enjoy singing and laugh about some of the things that happen during choir practice together.
Two weeks ago I really started noticing how great our choir is! Not just because of how we sound, or the song arrangements we sing, but because some of the people who sing are really singing to bring honor and glory to God. And our director . . . I believe he is the best choir leader our church could ever want!
Lately God has been showing up for our practice. One Sunday after we sang "Watch and See" we got into a long discussion about how important it is that we sing with all our heart so that the world can see God through us. We totally quit singing and just talked and praised the Lord for 25 minutes! While one man spoke of God's goodness a tear fell out of his eye. I don't think that happens in many churches. But our song leader knows that sounding perfect is not the most important thing. He has his eyes on the right goal: to shape our choir into an instrument that will honor and glorify God and in result, bring others closer to the Savior.
That is my choir, and I am proud to be a part of it!