#Write31Days. 1 Topic, 31 Days, Lots of Thoughts. This year I am reflecting on one small moment a day and why it mattered (or didn’t!). What did I do today?
3:30pm I hopped in the car and drove the 15 minutes out into the country to the little white church with the tall steeple and sweet old bells that only ring on Sundays.
I parked next to the field and could hear the hum of the grain bins across the street. Up the sidewalk, through the back double doors and I am flooded with almost 180 years worth of history.
Today I joined the Christmas Choir at my church.
I’m not a great singer. I don’t really have a ton of time in my schedule to fit in another thing. Overall, it seems like a rather out of character thing to be doing in the moment.
However, I really enjoy Christmas. Every year it serves as a reminder of all things being new and redemption coming to all. A time to pause and celebrate and connect.
Also, I feel pulled to be a part of the community of people I worship with every week. I don’t currently attend Sunday School or Small Groups because of the ages and stages of our 5 kids in conjunction with having a traveling husband, but a few short weeks of commitment is something I can do.
I enjoyed being challenged and encouraged by our wonderful choir director. Her love for music and joy as she watches people of all skill levels sing is contagious.
It was fun to listen to a mom and daughter lead the alto section as they both attempted a new song, together.
And for me, the lovely people in the choir are not folks I have a chance to see often. They are not my peers in age or stage and yet, they are my brothers and sisters.
So today, I joined the Christmas Choir at my church. It is a small thing, it was less than an hour of my day.
Yet, when we take time to be a part of a family, is it ever really a small thing?
Who are you spending time with today?