Tonight our church hosted the 5th Sunday Sing enjoyed by the Oriental churches. Sixteen months ago, we hosted the first one -- after making the rounds of all the churches, it's back here!
It was standing room only -- nearly 100 people came this evening to sing, sing, sing. We ran out of hymnals and programs and chairs, but there was abundant joy!
There was clapping and cheering and such excitement and joy. It was almost raucous, if that doesn't sound too thrilling. After we'd sung everything we'd planned to sing, and folks were filing out to the fellowship hall, I played To God Be the Glory as a little postlude ... and people started singing again. They weren't ready to be done! What a wonderful spirit filled our church tonight. Everyone truly felt it.