This is a photo of our choir kick off in August 2016. Each year, the #fbcboro choir kicks off the year with a party and a time to invite new people to choir. We have 14 new members and a total of 128 people join us for rehearsal. I love that my church still supports a choir ministry. I love hearing this people sing with harmony, passion and power. There really is nothing like sitting in front of 128 people who love to sing.... it's like a wall of sound. I love it. As much as I love this, today I was invited to a local retirement home, Bethany Village to come and sit at the piano and sing for the residents. I had not idea of who would come. I arrived a few minutes early and was greeted by a volunteer who showed me to the small beautiful chapel. One elderly lady was 12 minutes early, and so I just started playing whatever came to mind. It wasn't long until the door opened and a few more residents came into the room. 10 minutes into my time the room was comfortable with me at the piano and about 8 - 10 residents. The Lord in a moment while playing reminded me what an honor it is for me to play and sing for people. I am glad that the crowd can be over 100 on a Wednesday night, or over 1000 on a Sunday morning for worship, or just 8 people in a small retirement village chapel, and HE is with us. He is my audience, and the people who attend just get to be participants with me to sing and worship Him. I also was reminded that when He is our audience, our passion stays the same. I sang my heart out today for that small crowd and when I left, I knew I had met with my creator and gave Him all the glory, and did my best to lead others to him.
I am the Worship Pastor at First Baptist Church, Statesboro Georgia.