My daughter is a ham. She loves performing, especially for God. We dance and sing at the beginning of each of our homeschool days, and it helps us put our minds in the right place — on the Lord. (This is especially important before math! Not for her, but for me!)
A couple of weeks ago she went to the first choir rehearsal for a kids performance at church. During the rehearsal, she asked our worship pastor if she could do a piano solo. At this point in time, she did not have her Christmas music “nailed” yet. But she was bold and knew she could get it! He told her to bring her music to the next rehearsal and he’d let her try out.
She worked her tail off getting that music just right, and then she played it flawlessly for him. The end result is that she played her song for nearly 1000 people (total, during two worship services). I am so proud of her — and of the Lord — not just for giving her talent but for giving her boldness in asking! What I forgot to mention is that first she asked me if she could ask the worship pastor for a piano solo. My first response was NO. I didn’t want her to be disappointed, and I knew she didn’t have the song down yet. But a little whisper inside me — the Holy Spirit — told me to let go and watch her spread her wings.
Watch her fly!
I will leave you with the words to this beautiful Christmas hymn…Hark the Herald Angels Sing!
Hark the herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled”
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
“Christ is born in Bethlehem”
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”