I think we all have multiiple dreams during our lifetimes. Recently, one of mine has been playing the piano and leading worship at the same time. Those don’t come easily to me, so this morning was a test of my dream. Since moving to Nash, I haven’t played keys at all during any of our services. We knew we wanted to do Lee McDerment’s arrangement of Go Tell it On the Mountain. I did it this morning and it came out okay. I missed a chord or two, but it was still powerful as UCers wrote the names of the people that they were praying for salvationn for. My prayer was that I could be invisible while people still heard the words of the song. It was just that. I don’t think people were “amazed” by me, but I also don’t think I was a distraction, which was the exact balance I was looking for.
The good news is that my dream gets to live on. It went well. I have to spend more time working on keeping my rhythm while playing, but the door’s not shut just yet.