As we sang "Light Up the Sky" God did just that with flashes of lightning making the music so much more thrilling. God's accompaniment; God's sure and certain participation in the joy that filled the air within.
I thank God for the musical gifts He has given me, and the people he has led me to sing with. I thank Him for providing the opportunity to share those gifts with so many people. I thank God for letting each and every voice be heard and the overwhelming satisfaction that comes from raising a joyful noise to the Lord.
Like the Grinch, today I feel that my heart has grown three sizes and I am overwhelmed with the joy of the Holy Spirit still moving within.
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.