Today after the Worship Committee meeting, as we were cleaning up and getting ready to leave, I was talking with one of the women in the group who was expressing her hope that I'd be feeling much better soon, that she had noticed on Sunday how under the weather I seemed to be. I thanked her and assured her that I did feel much better now and while we were talking, I said that my mood and my sense of wellbeing had taken a marked step upward during the service on Sunday.
I told her that it had happened suddenly, during our opening song:
"And I'll bring you hope, when hope is hard to find, and I'll bring a song of love, and a rose in the winter time..." That was the key for me to hit bottom and bounce upward out of my dark place. Thank you, Carolyn McDade.