Posted by: janpierce | May 24, 2011

Worship Here and There

    Yesterday we had a new worship team leading us in our church service. They were all young and they were good. The lead singer led with courage and her strength sort of rubbed off on the rest of us. We all know that worship is more than just singing, but sometimes when the leader is really good and has a special heart for God it is truly contagious. Everyone left with big smiles on their faces.

When we travel in India and visit churches, especially those in outlying towns and villages, the worship is always a high point for us. The only accompaniment is a variety of drums and people just give it all they’ve got. As you can see in this picture there is no childcare. The little ones just sit with their mothers or sisters and brothers, they walk around if they need to and sometimes after the meeting there are little puddles where someone had to go and they did! While older children usually stay in the meeting, sometimes if it is a long one they go outside. You can see a few of them peeking in through the windows of this meeting. The men would all be on the other side of the room if it were a gathering of both men and women. I can look at this picture and remember the sounds of the music, all in languages I don’t know, but with the same spirit that we enjoyed yesterday when we lifted our voices up together to honor God.

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