Sun - May 18, 2014 : 10:40 pm
My Kindness (musical number)
So... Today was... beyond words, really.
It was a day that just brimmed with spiritual opulence. I woke up at 7:00, to warm up my voice (after having a pretty intense drumming session which lasted until midnight yesterday), and then went to practice the musical number at 8:00am, to sing it for the congregation at around 9:45.
About 2 months ago, I felt prompted to step out of my comfort zone and try to organize a musical number. After trying to figure out how in the world to begin, I stumbled upon an amazing piece of music after watching the 2008 (September 7th) CES fireside address by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland entitled, "Lessons from Liberty Jail". The choir stood up and sang "My Kindness Shall Not Depart From Thee". I just kind of sat there dumbfounded at what I was hearing. Not the greatest performance, but holy cow, what a song! What a message! Then God pricked my heart, and I knew that was the song we were to perform.
So, I started asking various youth to come sing, and it was surprisingly easy. Everyone accepted. 7 youth, and myself.
I found a pianist, who got onboard, printed music, and galloped right along with me. A professional vocal teacher got on board, too, and we went to town.
We memorized it all, and practiced our hearts out. Throughout practicing, I bore my testimony to the youth on the power of music, and the power we all had to make this experience one to remember.
So, before practice this morning, we prayed, and consecrated the performance to the worshipping of our Father in Heaven, asked that we be blessed to do our best, and when we actually performed, it was just awesome. It was the best we had ever done. Tears were shed, and the Spirit just rocked the chapel.
I love the work of God, and the work of saving souls through Christ. It is by far the most rewarding thing I've ever done on earth, be it with my own family, or with a complete stranger.
I just love it.
Praise be to God.