About six weeks ago I had this idea for our Christmas Eve services. We would collectively write a song (then sing that song) at each service, as our gift to God. We would center the teaching around the "Noels" of Christmas and each of our four services would have a unique Noel to offer. It really seemed like a good idea and something that would be very meaningful for our people and more importantly, something that was honoring and brought Glory to God. I fully understood that this would put tremendous pressure on our musicians Dan, Dave and Rocky, to write a song in about 15 minutes using the thoughts shared from those in attendance. However, I knew our teams could do this. They are that good and their hearts are sold out for God.
We made plans and had everything in place, then two weeks ago I came down with cold feet, or something like that. My biggest concern was that people may not be willing to participate since there would be so many visitors. However, at the urging and assurance of Scott we moved forward with the plans.
I am so glad that we did! It was no problem getting people to participate, especially the kids. It was incredible to sing these choruses that were unique to our community and directed toward God. I am so thankful for our people and our gifted worship leaders.
Here is one of the songs in which the chorus "thanks for coming down here" was yelled out by a four year old boy at our 4:00PM service. It was awesome to hear hundreds of people singing these words in worship to God through a song that was just written.