I love to sing. I don’t do it nearly enough. I also love being sung over. (“Huh?” you ask…) And I love it when both of those things involve people I treasure and have known for most of their lives.
That’s what happened to me last Sunday. My girls were at a dance rehearsal in the same building as our former church, and they had to be dropped off just in time for me to enjoy the Sunday morning service. What a treat to worship with dear friends that I miss!
The best part for me was noticing how many of the kids that I knew from their youth group days are still there. There’s a whole pack of 18-25-year-olds. They show up early to help set up chairs and test the sound equipment. They chase toddlers around. They make announcements about youth events that they are now organizing. They lead worship. And this past Sunday, it felt like they were singing for me and to me and over me.
It’s hard to think of anything that would put a bigger smile on my face than having my own kids, when they’re big, comfortably embedded in a solid community of friends who know how to serve, who love God, who attend church by choice and who love to sing. So this week, our local blog donation goes to support the young adults at EVAC. Thank you Emma, Rachel, Casey, Amy, Christine, Bre…and so many others who have set an excellent example for my kids, and for me.