*erase everything* The sweetest time during last sunday’s service was when I played for the Lord’s Supper. I really felt like that was one of the most honest ways of my worship because I felt like I was playing for God alone, allowing Him to hear what was in my heart, from a place just full of praise, despite everything. I wish I could say it’s like that every time, but if I’m honest, I can’t. I let things get in the way, esp. what I think people are expecting. But recently, playing the piano during at those in between moments during worship service are my favorite moments. I think those moments of grace are what keep me grounded, and if words are absent, those intimate moments praising my Maker are sufficient to encourage me. “Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee. How great thou art.”
Zi attended her first worship service today at SJBCI. She was mentioned from the pulpit during the welcome and announcements, and after the service, everyone crowded to get a peek of our newest addition. Of course, Em was protective enough to stay close to her baby sister, and sneaky enough to also get passing compliments and attention for being the older sister. Nice one, Ate. This just about marks another milestone we’ve had in this church and building. First, it’s where Perze and I met, where we exchanged vows, where we dedicated our first daughter, and now, where we brought our second daughter. God bless this church. It was fitting that the message was about the church family. I also can’t help it, but I always find myself taking very similar photo shots resembling Emma when she was Zi’s age. The picture on the left was taken this afternoon at the church during service, very reminiscent of the one I took of Perze and Em during Em’s first visit. Welcome Zi. They are like a second family. You’ll have many milestones with them, and they will see you go through them with smiles and glee.
leading worship a grueling chiseling of oneself. Lord, instill a fear in me when i approach to worship, for where i trod will be a Holy place, and what i seek is a Holy face. may my music come second and my words an attempt to describe, for the praise is found deeply where reverence resides.