Wednesday, November 03, 2010

I'll Never Be a Famous Singer

Yesterday while riding the exercise bike at physical therapy, I watched music on TV. Not my pick—but the music drew me in. I think it was a country music video channel. I noticed the striking beauty and youthfulness of the celebrities. Each singer was model-like; stunning really. But what hit me even more than their style was their age. All were about half my age (and half my weight)!

I used to want that life. Be a singer. Do concerts. Record songs. Not to be a star so much as for music to be a big part of my life. I love the harmonies. The lyrics and chords move me. I would have especially loved to be part of a group because joining voices and instruments together is the best.

But God had other plans, and I've loved my life. No complaints! It's just it hit me. At my age, the dream is over. I'm never going to be a "singer." I can still do lots of new things in life that aren't affected by age or looks.

As soon as the thought hit me that I would never be a singer, a second thought hit me. "Not in THIS life." But the exciting thought is that in eternity, guess what I'll be doing? SINGING! And can you imagine the lyrics and tunes lifted up when we get to sing praises in front of our King of Kings? It's going to be thrilling.

I better stay in practice. Just in case.


Anonymous said...

I love your story. I think we all have dreams in life that kind of "die" after a while. I know I do. It's true, we don't know what awaits us in heaven and maybe God will just bring some of those earthly dreams to a reality in heaven. I can't wait!

Robin J. Steinweg said...

The picture is hilarious!
The message is thrilling. Just think, we'll be able to sing in any key. There are probably tones we've never heard with our limited human ears.
I can hardly wait.