Last Sunday, I was given the opportunity to lead worship at Victory Greenhills. I always love singing at Greenhills, whether as backup or as lead: the congregation is not afraid to let loose and praise, or to soak into the presence of God in worship. It also helps that the church venue – the Music Museum – has a great sound system that enables us to hear each other well. It helps that one doesn’t really see the congregation, so frayed nerves don’t get any worse. It helps that a strong worship services team (thanks April!) ensures everything is okay so we can focus on the worship. It really helps that Pastor Sonny Oaman was in the house!
At the end of the day, however, I believe it was God working through a stellar team: Cris (electric guitar), Charles (bass), Carlo (drums), and Jason (acoustic guitar), plus vocalists Joy, Grace, and Paul. Equally deserving of a spotlight is my co-leader Ayi, who ripped the roof off “At the Cross.” It was an honor and privilege to worship with such talented musicians and singers of God; a worship leader is only as strong as the weakest link in his chain, and the chain given me by God was iron-bound!
Here’s the truth: we worship God in our own unique ways. I can’t dance, but I don’t let that stop me from dancing as David did. I’m not the best vocalist – by far! – but I don’t let that stop me from breaking into song at the strangest moments when I suddenly get a touch from God and I become grateful right then and there. (Doesn’t happen much, but it does happen.)
God appreciates the worship, however it sounds, when it comes from a grateful heart. Thank you, again, Pastor Dennis, for allowing me to sing at your church, and to Pastor Larry and Carlo, for your kind words. Thanks again, Victory Greenhills, for the opportunity to sing with you last Sunday. It was, as always, a wonderful time to worship God together with a church that clearly loves Him so.
(Image courtesy of creative photographer Jun Navarro.)