Talk about making a joyful noise unto the Lord

Sunday, December 06, 2009

We had the most glorious experience at church this morning. I'm not sure I can convey it in mere words, but here goes.

Every once in awhile we have a blue grass group that lead the worship songs. That alone is a treat. They are all above 55 and bring a smile to all ages. Today, one of the singer/muscians invited a relatively new friend of hers, Chris, to join them as they led our last song - -- Go Tell It on the Mountain. She choked up when she introduced him saying when she heard him sing for the first time a few weeks ago she was moved in so many ways.

Chris is about 40 I'd guess and is developmentally disabled. When he opened his mouth one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard sang out that Jesus Christ was born. His articulation is a bit fuzzy, but he makes up for that in joy. I don't know whose smile was bigger - Chris' or the ones on each of our faces. He sang one of the verses alone into the microphone.

Not one word was sung to us. Each note and phrase rang out for Jesus. Stuff like this doesn't happen often to those with cognitive and other developmental delays. What a blessing today was for all of us; Chris' smile said it all.

Our father does indeed gift each of us with a unique gift that we alone have. How blessed I feel that Chris shared one of his with us.

Thanks for reading this. I'm still smiling..... Peggy
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