We recently held auditions for vocalists—students who will sing beside our children's ministry worship leaders on weekends. For two hours, junior high-aged kids came into a room, held a microphone, and sang two songs. Some had more talent than others. Some had more confidence than others. Some knew the songs better than others. We loved them all. But one of them taught me some big lessons.
Krista began her audition nervous. Extremely nervous. Nearly stop-the-music nervous. When the first song ended I wondered if she would agree to start the second. She did. Now I felt nervous with her. She took a deep breath. I held mine. The vocal cue arrived.
She raised the microphone close to her mouth.
She looked slightly to the right of the other evaluators and me.
Then she closed her eyes and began to sing.
And something wonderful took place. Those of us who watched could clearly see that she forgot about us. We saw her heart take over and focus on God. For a few wonderful moments, she stopped auditioning ...1