Yesterday was a special Sunday for many reasons and it is likely that the blessings and grace which filled my heart and soul from that day will be mentioned many times . . . there were too many to count. Just now I am here after spending some quiet time with Jesus. The topic of discussion before I stopped to listen to Him was “but what if” and “Oh, but if I can’t” and of course “how will I manage if I can no longer” and the other famous “but what if I’m not good enough at” and in the quiet I expected an answer. I was very quiet. So was He. Then something came to mind . . . it is my answer and it is a story of something which happened at church yesterday.
Our much-loved and totally Spirit filled bishop was at our church yesterday. The brand new junior choir consisting of 6 tiny girls, some likely don’t know how to read yet, dressed up extra special and sang a song they’ve been working hard on for weeks. As they stood there smiling and singing their hearts out for Jesus, they sounded like angels! Clearly, not a thought popped into their heads that they might not be “good enough” or that they might get a note “wrong” or might need Miss Kim to prompt them with a forgotten word here and there . . . and any or all of these things may have taken place, but all I saw and heard was 6 little angels singing and reflecting their love for Jesus! It brought tears to my eyes and as I looked down to find a tissue in my purse, I noticed Miss Kim’s little two-year old grandson sitting in a nearby church pew dancing and smiling for Jesus in time to the music. Jesus doesn’t expect us to be perfect – only He is perfect. He just wants our hearts! The children knew that. I’m learning it too!