by Macy Johnson
“How great are your works, O Lord,
how profound your thoughts!”
(Psalm 92:5 NIV)
Lake Martin Community Church was located about a mile from the lake’s dam in the village of Red Hill, Alabama. It was on the same street as the cabin we rented from 1999 to 2002. We spent every weekend there. I was the church pianist at LMCC and as active as a part-timer could be while living and working in Birmingham.
One of the members had a beautiful bass voice and sang like an angel. His very favorite hymn was How Great Thou Art. His happy place was in his pontoon boat in the middle of the lake where he could sing this hymn of praise as loud as he wanted.
Every time I play or sing How Great Thou Art I recall this gentleman. He was a senior citizen twenty years ago, so I wonder if he is still singing on earth, or has graduated to eternity. I’ve forgotten his name, but Jesus hasn’t.
Think back on people who have influenced you in one way or another, pointing you to your Creator, God. This man was just one who had an impact on me and many who were amazed by his strong faith and musical talents. If I could talk to him now, he most likely wouldn’t remember me and of course humbly scoff my glowing memories of him.
We will never know who is watching us, who will be influenced by our presence, words, or music. Only God sees and knows the big picture. He brings people into our lives, sometimes only for a split-second, to point us to Him. And He moves us into the lives of others for His eternal purposes.
I will be available and willing to show others today how great my God is. I hope you will, too!