tonight was special.
i feel like i enjoyed a little bit of heaven tonight.
it was completely spontaneous, unpredictable and wonderful.
after church tonight a few of us gathered for dinner, simple enough.
but, the neighbors to the family where we gathered were just pulling in the drive as we were all arriving for dinner. they had some very exciting news in their life. their daughter was competing on Black Entertainment Television on the show Sunday Best. (imagine american idol with gospel music.) not only was she competing, she had ended up in the top two finalist position. the show had just played and the dad came to tell all of us to get out our phones and vote for her. so of course we did. . .
then the rest of the family came over and we all enjoyed watching her performance on TV. her voice was amazing, her love for God almost tangible.
then her and her younger sister sang for us. completely amazing. then the rest of the family sang. my heart stood still at times, so amazed by their voices, talents and ability.
truly, the best part of the evening was when we all joined together and sang, How GREAT is our God. voices blending, harmonies, praises sung to our creator who deserves to be praised.
what a picture of what heaven will be like.
different skin colors, different vocal tones, different races, different languages, all coming before the throne and singing How GREAT is our God.