May 26, 2019: Habakkuk 3; Psalms 77; Jeremiah 7.
I sought out Bev, who would be speaking at the Nursing Home Service, during the greeting time at church. I wanted to share the hymns I chose to go with her sermon.
But there was a last-minute change of plans. Paula would be speaking. I tracked her down and asked her sermon topic.
The hymns did not go with it. It couldn’t be helped. We decided to sing them anyway. If only I could have seen what was coming.
Habakkuk 3:10, “Mountains saw what was coming. They twisted in pain. Flood waters pour in. …” The Message
You know what they say: “When it rains, it pours.”
At the nursing home, I sat down at the Steinway and played the first chord. There was an odd thud. I opened the piano but couldn’t see anything. I moved up an octave and the thud was still there.
I found the lady in charge and told her there was something wrong with the piano.
“There can’t be,” she replied, “they just tuned it yesterday.”
I couldn’t demonstrate because the service had started. I told her I wasn’t going to play it. We sang acapella while the piano was deadly silent.
Jeremiah 7:34, “…no holiday sounds. Dead silence.” The Message
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