Yes, I started young. Like so many others, I got hooked as a teen. It didn't take long for church choir to become addictive. I couldn't help it. I loved to sing. Still do. And not just the occasional choir special for a Sunday morning service. I go in for the hard stuff -- the cantatas. Just this morning, in fact, our choir did our Easter musical for the Palm Sunday service. And by the way, I lost track a long time ago of how many cantatas I have under my belt. Probably close to 80 if you figure two per year -- you know, Christmas and Easter both.
We choir junkies stick together. We have to. We need each other to really soar. I'm an alto, even though I've always wanted to be a soprano. I've always envied the gals in the choir who can get really high. But the rest of us -- the altos, the tenors, the basses -- sing harmonies that add a completely different dimension to our shared effort, that take us all to new heights. Yes, we need each other to achieve the most satisfaction, the most glorious highs.
Okay, silliness aside...and thanks for putting up with it :) -- know what gives choir members the deepest satisfaction of all? Giving and bringing glory to God as we lift our voices as one, as we use the talents and abilities He's given us to honor Him and bless others. Isn't He good to let us do that?
I'd say if I have to have a habit, choir's a pretty good one to have, huh? How about you? Anyone else a choir junkie? If you don't love to sing, what do you love to do? Are you athletic or artistic? Maybe you love to bake or quilt or any other number of wonderful possibilities. I'd love to hear about some of the things God has given you a knack for -- the things you really enjoy doing. Go ahead and brag on God a little. After all, we are His workmanship!
"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God planned in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10
*Flickr photo by Keith Williamson