I donned my black skirt, ruffled shirt, and skinny “piano tie” getting ready for church. (Yes, the tie was just like the one worn in the movie “The Wedding Singer,” after all, it was the early 80’s!)
The former Pastors were visiting the church and I wanted to make a good impression. At the time, I was not the piano player, I was playing bass guitar…one octave, on the top two strings only! Lol
My husband was wearing his black pin-striped suit and I was pleased that we matched. My head swelled with pride as I thought of how cool we would look walking down the aisle to take our positions on the instruments. (David played the drums.)
Then I saw a light, an aura, that preceded a migraine. I immediately got sick and missed the service entirely! I disqualified myself because of my pride. I had intended on doing my job with a high hand. My body reacted to being out-of-order by producing a migraine.
Numbers 15:30, “But the person who does anything with a high hand, whether he is native or a sojourner, reviles the Lord, and that person shall be cut off from among his people.” ESV
“Does anything, ‘asah’ – A verb meaning to do, to make, to accomplish, to complete. It described the process of construction; engaging in warfare; yielding of grain; observing a religious ceremony; and the completion of something.” ESV Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible Notes
Dear Lord, Thank you for forgiving me for each and every time I did anything with a high hand. Thank you that your mercies are new every day and you throw our sin into the sea of forgetfulness when we seek forgiveness. Thank you for second, third, fourth, etc. chances. Thank you for seeing me through the blood Jesus Christ shed on Calvary. That blood hides all of my faults and failures. Thank you for making me a new creature in Christ. Amen