Monday, December 15, 2014
music and joy
God does not delay.
Hours later, He not only planted that joy in my heart but it was OVERFLOWING. I went to Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood today for an Audrey Assad concert. She was aMAzing. It was a true night of worship, and every song she sang brought tears in my eyes. I was just happy to experience music so beautiful in Church...in the true presence of God, with the Blessed Sacrament behind her. I felt sincere joy. But the cherry on top was seeing my Caritas family. I went on retreat with this amazing group over a year ago, and seeing some of them for the first time since then just brought back all these memories. The most important memory I found and felt was the peace I left the retreat with. There was something so life-changing about that weekend, that I can't even explain it...yet I felt that Spirit of peace and change fill my heart again. Seeing them was just wonderful, even if I was not able to catch up with all of them . Again, my heart was not only full but bursting out uncontrollably with joy.
Thank you, Lord, for filling me with JOY so I may continue to rejoice with the rest of the Church. Even if you didn't give me the concert and my Caritas reunion, I know I'd still be happy....but not like this. You know the way to my heart through music. You really know how to fill my heart, and I can only remember to do the same for you always. In a world where we get caught up in our own problems, are we wise in remembering God for all He's done for us? Do we bring God joy by the way we live our lives?
For a taste of Audrey Assad, check out this song "Good to Me". It was one of my favorites from tonight's set. Enjoy!