Over the past 2 months, I don’t know if I have ever had that many music practices.
Practice for Homecoming Choir, Mini-Envisioning, Sunday Worship for one group, and then Sunday Worship for another group, and then throw in sectional practices for the Homecoming Choir.
My oh my.
I was tired, all who were involved were tired. My amazing assistant was tired.
But we made it.
But not without those bumps in the road.
And for those who know Ugandan roads, I’m not referring to those bumps.
Those bumps that make me wonder – “what am I doing? Is it really worth it?”
And then someone very wise said to me, “You are making music and leading hearts along the way…”
Leading hearts back to Him. Jesus – however far they might have gone astray.
Not in my own strength or in my arrangements, but by His Spirit at work.
“Crown to give, I have none,
but what Thou hast given I return…
…Let me life wholly to my Saviour,
free from distractions,
from carking care,
from hindrances to the pursuit of the narrow way
I am pardoned through the blood of Jesus – give me a new sense of it,
continue to pardon me by it,
may I come every day to the fountain,
and every day be washed anew,
that I may worship Thee always,
in spirit and truth.”
~excerpt From the Valley of Vision
By Hannah Kusler, Children’s Music Coordinator