Singing brings me joy.
And little is better for me than singing about the joy of Christmas -- God's gift of love through Jesus Christ.
I prayed that God would take care of my voice for the cantata. Still struggling after a cold, I knew that if I would have strong, clear high notes, they would be from Him. For the sake of the cantata, I'm grateful He delivered.
The gospel-style cantata was hard to learn and a joy to perform. Many listeners thought it was over too soon. I was grateful that many of us were able to present it at another church that night.
Later in the week, joy came in singing Christmas music at a senior living center. The residents were grateful and joyous.
I haven't done as much sharing of joy with others through song and smiles as I had hoped to this year. But I'm grateful for the opportunities I've been able to take advantage of. It's not all about singing. Maybe I will write about some others tomorrow.