Lean on Me
When you’re not strong…
I’ll help you carry on
I’m so amazed that every time Nathan plays drums God gives him a lesson in dependence.
Every. Single. Time.
Last weekend Nathan played. But he almost backed out. Circumstances were less than ideal, especially for my one who likes to know ahead of time what’s going on and likes to be prepared. So here are all the obstacles Nathan faced this past weekend:
- First week of being a public school student – time taken up with school
- Getting adjusted to the schedule & lots of late nights meant Nathan was pretty exhausted
- Because he’s in school during the day, he’s lost a lot of his practice time. We don’t let him wail on the drums too late in the evening…we want our neighbors to like us! 🙂
- He didn’t get the songs they were playing until Thursday afternoon after school
- He didn’t know any of the songs!
- His drum teacher couldn’t help out because he’s busy on the weekends with his band
Nathan hit the wall Thursday afternoon. His response was, “I can’t do it!” and beyond. But in the stress, God gave Nathan a chance to learn some neat lessons.
- I told Nathan that if God calls, He enables
- Nathan learned that God provides, too. I let him know that he probably wouldn’t get to meet with his drum teacher, but God would provide someone to help him. Within minutes – LITERAL MINUTES! – one of the high school drum players texted Nathan about getting together & helping him with the songs.
- Pastor Ryan really encouraged Nathan to be all in. Ryan talked Nathan off the ledge and over his first hurdle in his 8th grade year!
- Pastor Ryan also made some adjustments to the songs so Nathan wouldn’t have to learn 3 songs
Nathan did play, as you know.
And it was a blessing to my friend
to see the middle school kids leading in worship,
knowing kids in middle school are willing to publicly proclaim what they believe.
It was a blessing to some of the student ministry partners,
knowing they were watching the future worship leaders of the church.
It wasn’t perfect, but it was good.
And Nathan learned, again, to Lean on his Faithful God!