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Fall on your knees! Oh hear the angel voices! The voices behind me harmonize so beautifully a tear starts to collect in the corner of my eye. Sitting at the piano, I am unable to see the faces of my friends behind me singing. It’s better this way. No facial expression to misread or misinterpret. No wondering how they are doing. No wondering if everyone is okay. Just the voices. This group of people are among my closest friends. For years we have know each other, thru so many groups and dynamics. The miracle of the longevity of these friendships shows me God is real. He knows it takes me a ridiculous amount of time to have someone on the “safe” list in my heart. But He’s cocooned around me people who don’t care when I make a mistake on the piano. These people ask me if I’ve eaten, make me something if I haven’t. These people play with my kids and cut their hair for them. They challenge me to be better at what I do, point out where I can change. These people are my functional brothers and sisters. I feel just as safe talking to the husbands as I do the wives. They call me “sis.” It’s okay when I stumble over the right keys on the piano. These people are my angels around me.

Christ is the Lord! Oh, praise His Name forever

His power and glory evermore proclaim! I can imagine in heaven, singing these songs of praise to Jesus. These people will be next to me. I will not worry about singing on-key or with the music. I will not misread the expressions of those around me. I will be focused on Jesus. Like at my piano.

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