I just opened my mouth & the next think I knew
was that I was singing
just like the other women
who were in the same room with me.
As we not only raised our voices
but our arms
as we PRAISED GOD
singing the songs that we all knew & loved
about a GOD that we all know & love.
But it wasn't an ordinary night,
as we weren't singing through a computer screen,
because it was REAL.
Life as we knew it was changing. A better new normal has begin.
Tears of joy streamed down my face
as to how much I have missed
fellowship in REAL LIFE.
It was like we were in a 3D movie.
I was gaining back a missing piece of myself
that was lost when
we were called to a forced stop~
when touch & gathering together
wasn't our REALITY.
But things change.
Oh how they change.
But oh how much better the change,
as what we are able to do in the past
became more than just some women gathering together.
It almost felt so wrong
like we were breaking the law
because it has been so long,
as I remained in a room with women
gathered around a piano
with voices raised & hands held high
PRAISING the ONE who
brings REAL LIVES together
to gather together
as if they have been together their whole life.
Oh when 2 or more gathered
GOD becomes more REAL
JESUS becomes more REAL
THE HOLY SPIRIT takes over the room
filling hearts with prayers that come
pouring out to be placed on each woman.
And oh I was touched with such
that flowed upon my being
as I was brought
back to my normal
which I wouldn't trade for anything~
for my GOD has never left me
for my GOD will never forsake me
for my GOD will never stop me from
PRAISING HIS NAME.
And to think
it all began with a song unto the LORD
in one little room
around one little piano
yet filled to the brim
with voices & arms raised
to the ONE who brought us together.
"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them” (Matthew 18:20)
REAL STORIES told about our REAL GOD who never social distanced from us
because we never social distanced from HIM.
Oh this is the beginning of something new
that is way better than a new normal
GOD takes us beyond normal.
I will never be the same because I don't want to ever be the same
because GOD won't let me stay the same or you & everyone else.
Oh I will never stop singing~
"I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
For YOU have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress" (Psalm 59:16)
Will you join me~
because if you are reading this you are
"ALIVE & BREATHING" (listen to the song below)