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Talk about making a joyful noise unto the Lord

Sunday, December 06, 2009

We had the most glorious experience at church this morning. I'm not sure I can convey it in mere words, but here goes.

Every once in awhile we have a blue grass group that lead the worship songs. That alone is a treat. They are all above 55 and bring a smile to all ages. Today, one of the singer/muscians invited a relatively new friend of hers, Chris, to join them as they led our last song - -- Go Tell It on the Mountain. She choked up when she introduced him saying when she heard him sing for the first time a few weeks ago she was moved in so many ways.

Chris is about 40 I'd guess and is developmentally disabled. When he opened his mouth one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard sang out that Jesus Christ was born. His articulation is a bit fuzzy, but he makes up for that in joy. I don't know whose smile was bigger - Chris' or the ones on each of our faces. He sang one of the verses alone into the microphone.

Not one word was sung to us. Each note and phrase rang out for Jesus. Stuff like this doesn't happen often to those with cognitive and other developmental delays. What a blessing today was for all of us; Chris' smile said it all.

Our father does indeed gift each of us with a unique gift that we alone have. How blessed I feel that Chris shared one of his with us.

Thanks for reading this. I'm still smiling..... Peggy

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4ANEWME2DAY 12/8/2009 9:13AM


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DAYHIKER 12/7/2009 2:08PM

    What a wonderful blessing--thanks for sharing it!!

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-TAMI- 12/7/2009 10:01AM

    What a wonderful gift you were all given yesterday when you heard Chris sing.
Watching and listening to someone sing with love to the Lord is such a beautiful experience. It really touches my heart. emoticon

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KATELOSS2009 12/7/2009 12:02AM

    very, very cool - thank you for sharing the blessing.


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LINDA25427 12/6/2009 11:32PM

    I know I'm blessed each and every day that I look around and see the magnificents of God's handy work . Hope you have a great week . God bless. emoticon

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DKAB55 12/6/2009 11:20PM

    Bless Chris' heart; I can only from the song.

I listen to wonderful Christian music ever try it?

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DAWNWS1 12/6/2009 11:05PM

    I've heard in the past that there are no "developmentally delayed" souls, only minds and bodies. Sounds like his soul is doing just fine!! What a blessing.

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MALEXANDER4 12/6/2009 9:24PM

    praise jesus, i always have said special people are gods angels, put here on earth for us to learn from. he had a voice from god, and most special people have hearts of god that us "normal" folks don't. you were truly blessed to have heard the angels today.

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IUHRYTR 12/6/2009 9:17PM

    Music from the soul is always beautiful. Thanks for telling us of this. -- Lou

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VISUALLYRICS 12/6/2009 6:33PM

    Peggy - thank you so much for sharing....I feel as if I were there. I LOVE to see a child of God worship the Lord freely!
Praise God for this Witness! =)

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NBLNBL 12/6/2009 3:28PM

    What a beautiful experience! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.


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MSWEEZER 12/6/2009 3:02PM

    How wonderful indeed. Thanks for sharing.

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BIGDAD1211 12/6/2009 2:54PM

    Praise is a wonderful thing! I wish I was there! Thank you for sharing my friend
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RASCALSMOMMA 12/6/2009 2:49PM

    Peggy some of the most beautiful music comes from those who are beautiful from their hearts. Glad you got to experience it! hugs Laurie

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/6/2009 2:43PM

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful blessing!!! How I wish I had been there too. Our God is an AWESOME GOD!!!
Continued blessings and hugs,

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CASEYQC 12/6/2009 2:41PM

    Sounds like an amazing time. What a blessing!!! Wish I was there to hear it, thank you for sharing it.

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HHI0901 12/6/2009 2:33PM

    Wow, that sounds like an awesome experience. Having worship leaders who really care about the music for the right reasons makes all the difference in the world! Merry Christmas!

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GRETCHEN_D_GR8 12/6/2009 2:32PM

    Oh I wish I had been there! Thanks, Peggy, for sharing that with us! It has already brightened my day just thinking about it!


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RASCALOO 12/6/2009 2:32PM


A true Christmas blessing. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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