Sunday, March 15, 2009

"Where two or three are gathered in My name, there I will be."



My auditioned ensemble performed at the Music Festival last week. The second selection they performed was entitled, "Esto Les Digo" and is a contemporary work in Spanish. The English translation is the scripture below:


Matthew 18:19-20
"Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them."

We warmed up in the warm-up room after lunch and had about 10 minutes to spare before we performed. They gathered in a circle holding hands and began to pray. One after the other....20 individuals.....all gathered together in Jesus' name. I heard each student pray from the depths of their souls that their Father in Heaven would be glorified through their preparation and through their singing. Each one prayed for unity of hearts and minds. Each one prayed for the audience to be stirred by the music and point them to God alone. I was truly blessed to witness this picture of Matthew 18. It wasn't until the day was over that they realized what they had done....lived out the scripture they were singing. It profoundly impacted their hearts. What a blessing. Not one prayed to get a good score. Not one prayed to be great. Their prayers turned to what God would want...and that included no selfishness on their parts.

There are a few times in our lives that we will remember so profoundly....and most of those if not all, will be times when God's presence was the center of the moment. Mile markers on our journey. Places marked by God's presence and His intervention.


In the words of a teenager...."good stuff."



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