The youth band finally got together and led the music at church on Sunday. I may be a little partial, but it was great. Hopefully by next week, everyone’s hearing should be back to normal. We were just a little loud. Well, maybe a lot louder than normal. Jimmy brought his 4 x 12 stack and I had to crank up my amp to compete. We had some serious distortion coming through the speakers. Jimmy was awesome. I have really enjoyed practicing with him. I have picked up a lot from listening and watching him. I’m more of an acoustic rhythm player, so when I play electric I really don’t have a clue as to what I’m doing!

I can’t say enough about the youth who sang and played. Hannah did great on the keyboard, especially on our version of BarlowGirl’s Never Alone, and all the girls sounded great singing together (and Josh too!). You could tell that they have put in some serious time working out the harmonies. The girls also joined up on flutes for one song which turned out great. And as always, Luke was solid on drums.

It always seems that we don’t practice enough, and that we not ready. But God always works it out. It’s not about performing, it’s not about being “tight” with the music. When we worship God, our focus is not on the music, it is on the creator. I hope we conveyed our joy and our excitement of worshiping God with the music of our generation. We can stay culturally relevant and Biblically faithful at the same time. I’m proud of our youth and I look forward to hearing them more in the future.

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