Church and dirty fingernails

Sunday’s are for church.

I love Sundays.

I rise early to get to worship rehearsal. As I entered the building yesterday morning I was approached by a woman who was setting up in the Cafe. There had been an accident and she needed a mop.

Well, let’s find a mop! We walked until we found it and she mentioned as we walked how can I be so happy at 7am? It’s Sunday and it’s going to be a great day! Why wouldn’t I be happy?

Most Sundays I am honored to be apart of the worship team. Today was no exception and I was playing the keyboard.

I was all set up and ready for sound check. I look out and these are my band family. My friends.

When you spend enough time with people, you learn their stories and sometimes they aren’t the prettiest. This week a band member had a rough week. We love and support one another through the good and sometimes the not so good. This week was a not so good. However as we gathered this morning, our first song was Nothing is Impossible. I texted a picture of the song sheet to my friend. With God, absolutely nothing is impossible and we should live with that mindset.

Soundcheck begins and ends.

I start to play.

I look down.

Can you say nail biter?

I looked at my veiny old lady hands with her unkept nails and discovered they were not the cleanest. Gardening on Saturday caused dirty fingernails and all the scrubbing sometimes doesn’t help.

I think to myself, Charma you should have looked closer at your appearance. The rest of you looks ok but look at those fingernails!

The longer I think about it, the more I don’t care.

Jesus was a carpenter and I bet he had dirty fingernails a lot. I bet he led people with dirty fingernails. I bet he hugged and loved on people with dirty fingernails. Maybe he even fit in a better with dirty fingernails.

Worship is my thing. We pray together before the gatherings. We pray that people will not see us but will hear the words we sing and somehow feel the Holy Spirit through us.

I will continue leading worship, finding mops and loving on people for as long as I am able.

Dirty fingernails and all.

About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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