Sunday, June 11, 2006

Take Your Blessings When You Can Get 'Em

Imagine four people singing along with a tape recording of Sweet Sweet Spirit. Four there-because-they're-needy, unsure of singing too loud grown up worshippers.

I attended the Sunday service at the hospital chapel today and am in the middle of this endeavor. The tape is playing the song in some completely unsingable key...

There's a sweet, sweet Spirit in this pla-a-a-a-ace,
and I know that it's the Spirit of the Lo-o-ord.

There are sweet expressions on each fa-a-a----

At this moment through the stained glass up front of the chapel, I see the unmistakeable blue of a hospital gown and the familiar reflection of an IV tree. There's a patient with a slightly deranged look and sweet heavenly dove if he isn't making faces at us through the stained glass!

And you can't really laugh in church when there's only three other worshippers today, but oh! When I could laugh! It still gives me a giggle every time I walk by the chapel.

A-a-and for these blessings,
We lift our hearts in praise!
Without a doubt we'll know that we have been revived
When w-e-e-e sha-a-a-all le-e-a-ave this pla-a-a-a-ce!

2 comments:

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

And it was the timing, ducks, that made it comedy.

Still praying for ya ev'ry day, sista.

Jo Ellyn said...

At least your sense of humor remains in tact.

Hang in there. We're with you.