People love wedding singers. They love them so much, that they even made a movie about it. I sing like them wedding singers. Although I do sing at weddings, there’s also one “stint” I do far more often than that. I sing at funerals. I know it is not the most sought after career if one can sing. Also, I am not urging people in the industry to make a movie about it. But I kid you not; it’s a great feeling when you know that God is using you to comfort His people. That’s why when the church invited me to play and sing at a funeral event, I didn’t hesitate to say: “Yes!”
I am “teamed up” with a pastor who goes to funeral services. Pastor Patrick and I have done a few of these services already. If you were to ask “How it’s been?” I would say “I’m getting a hang of it actually.” The service went by in a quick breeze. Following this was some light chit-chat, and light snacks. It has always been my habit to stay at one corner while waiting for the pastors and lay leaders to finish talking with the family and relatives. Today was kind of different. The family requested that we stay a bit longer. They didn’t want us to leave without eating. Well, we didn’t have any appointments scheduled that time so we obliged. While waiting for food, Pastor and I stayed in one corner. My opening salvo was about my calling. We talked about God’s call, plans, will, and moves. He also talked about God’s say on having relationships. He even shared candid moments in his life where God would literally challenge him to jump into deep waters with two feet. Our talk became a mentoring session.
While he was sharing these things, I can’t help but flash back to the scenes God has put me through and brought me through. Although his experience was way different from that of mine, there are similarities that I found. This was an epiphany moment for me. As he kept on talking about his own experiences and how it relates to the stories of Moses, Samuel, Habakkuk, and Jesus when He called His disciples; my mind is had no choice but to see that God is consistent with dealing with His people. Indeed God is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Now I understand that there are some points in here where you can’t relate; or there are too many things I am trying to point out with one post. That’s fine. One other thing that I have learned from this mentoring session with Pastor Patrick was that I have to chronicle everyday of my life. I have to consciously number my days aright. Whether it is a question that I have for God, or something that God said, or even words that I still have to test if it was from God indeed; I have to write it down. Sooner or later I would be able to know how God is moving. After all, how are we even going to know about Him if the prophets from way back didn’t write down their experiences with God, right?
All these talk about wedding singers, funerals, mentoring sessions and God’s calling may not make sense to some, but this is my way of chronicling the things that which are significant for me. So, that said, pardon me if you are reading this and it does not make a lot of sense. With that in mind, this blog will yet again be reformed. Along with articles like this, I will also put in bible quotes, journal entries, and things I consider important. I will add a new class called “Chronicles” I hope that with these coming changes, you still find time to read along this new journey that I am about to take.