Our theme for this WorshipSongsOnline release is dedicated to being grateful for those who awakened in us a love of music and message. During the holiday season, we are often filled with memories of treasured times, and our thoughts inevitably turn to those people who motivated and inspired us. Some years ago I purchased a stained glass window from the music conservatory where one of my early piano teachers went to school. Each day as I watch the window paint my studio with its many beautiful colors, I am reminded of this dear teacher’s inspiration and witness. When those jewel tones fall upon my path, I say a prayer of gratitude for the impact she made on my young life. She reflected God’s light into a beautiful mosaic on my heart. Her mingling of artistry and ministry still guides me even today. It also challenges me to “sing and play it forward” to others as they begin searching for their own song.
Thank you, Lord, for those who have freely shared their alleluia. Those special “keepers of the Song,” whose faithful echoes can still be heard in our music of grace.