Jesus Stands Among Us

So I have to be completely honest and just say that yesterday was not my best day. Lots went wrong at the Visio Dei building. Lightning fried a few random things (avioms, airport extremes, channels on the sound board ((it was very selective about what it destroyed)). This was poorly timed on mother natures part since we had rehearsal yesterday and need most of those things to pull rehearsal off. So as the day went on and I found more and more stuff that was broken, I got more and more frazzled. Crazy.

Now I love rehearsing with the bands at Visio Dei…good musicians and good people so it’s usually way more fun that it is work. Last night was no exception. We had all kinds of technical issues to deal with but we got through rehearsal just fine and will be ready to roll on Sunday morning.

But truth be told, I was just not on my game. Yesterday was one of those days where I felt completely incompetent at almost anything I was doing. Some of that might be subjective (you are your own worst critic) but some of it was real. I know played poorly; sang poorly; had chord charts in the wrong key….


There is a verse that always comes to mind in times like that….Hebrews 2:12 where Jesus says:

“I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”

I love that. We know that it’s only through Jesus that our praise and worship is acceptable to God. Our worship is imperfect. We don’t always sound great and our singing is mixed with all kinds of different motivations and emotions. But through Jesus our worship is made perfect and therefore acceptable to God.

That verse in Hebrews tells is that Jesus is present with us when we sing. And he is “telling” us about God; revealing God to us  and leading us into worship. And he stands among us singing praises to the Father with us. And we know that his voice mixes with ours and makes our imperfect worship perfect.

That’s good stuff.


2 thoughts on “Jesus Stands Among Us

  1. Amen! Made me think of a song I was listening to this morning, Matt Redman – 10,000 Reasons:

    The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
    It’s time to sing Your song again
    Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
    Let me be singing when the evening comes

    Bless the Lord, O my soul
    O my soul
    Worship His holy name
    Sing like never before
    O my soul
    I’ll worship Your holy name

    And on that day when my strength is failing
    The end draws near and my time has come
    Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
    Ten thousand years and then forevermore

    Bless the Lord, O my soul
    O my soul
    Worship His holy name
    Sing like never before
    O my soul
    I’ll worship Your holy name

    Also – sorry you had a crappy day. I’m thankful of your awareness that Jesus stands with us.


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