This past Sunday during our Sunday School opening we had a farewell for our pianist, Selena. She's not really leaving. She just wants to attend her class in the youth group since she is a senior this year. It’s kind of funny because she did not want to attend her class back in fourth or fifth grade. So Margie, my friend and the first grade teacher, took Selena under her wing and Selena became her helper in the first grade class.
Now Selena comes from a musical family and she could play the piano. But she was kind of shy and…she never would. We had a couple of other pianists come through and play for us. If they were absent one week, we would try to get Selena to fill in and…she never would. But then the day came when that pianist left and finally, though reluctant, Selena…took her place at the piano.
I lead the singing for our opening and I know a lot of songs. The problem is that sometimes the way I think I know them and the way they really sound are often not the same. Having a pianist to correct that flaw is very helpful! I also do not do soprano very well. It is amazing how many songs are written for the “high” voices. I cannot tell you how many times I have looked at Selena and said, “that’s too high” and she takes it right down to the nice alto range!
Selena has also been faithful. She is there on time when we begin and she has not missed very many Sundays. That is something you do not find too often, especially from our youth.
So thank you Selena for sharing your abilities with our children’s department for the past four or more years. Thank you for your willingness to serve and for being so faithful! You have been a blessing!
“Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful”
I Corinthians 4:2