As I stood on the steps of the altar my legs were quivering and I had tears in my eyes. No, I wasn’t scared or sad. I was overwhelmed that what I thought would only happen in Heaven was happening to me at that moment.
Back up 18 years or so…when I first heard David Kaufman’s music, it gripped my heart. I may or may not have cried. I loved that music! At the time I had this cool idea, and whispered a silent prayer to God. “Lord, when I get to Heaven, can I please stand next to David and sing with him?” Yes, I actually said that prayer and have repeated it over the years. My voice would never be good enough on earth, but in heaven? I’m certain it will be enhanced a bit and possibly worthy of a duet!
When I found out David and Bill Gokelman were coming to St. Martha, I was excited. When I found out they wanted a group to sing with them, I was beside myself with anticipation. I’ve prayed with David’s quiet, reflective music for years – at church, through prayerful Good Fridays, during retreats and even a rough emotional move to Barcelona. NEVER did I imagine this grace – to sing with him on earth.
I didn’t have to wait for heaven. Heaven was here.
Sometimes, the Lord just overwhelms.
So here I am with David. I smiled like a goofball all night. I couldn’t help it!
In hope, Peggy
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