Asking questions can lead to a Christmas miracle!
Monday, I was asked to sing the Maginificat for our Christmas Eve service on Friday evening. I am still social-distancing, so our pastor has been wonderful in allowing me to record my music so that she/he may artfully blend it into the live service, creating a simple magic. As this was a spur of the moment request, we discussed various versions of the Magnificat. I really wanted to sing a version I had sung years back which required two women singing a duet.
I decided I would sing a duet with myself which wasn’t so much of an issue as was finding the music. Due to the time constraint, we looked on all sites allowing digital downloads. I began to call friends, other churches, and even had my husband, Randy, searching various sites for church music. With no success.
The piece appeared to be out of print. As I began to look at alternative music, Randy did one more search, and found the composer!
I stared at the message bar, said a quick prayer for courage, and asked the composer if he knew where I could find a copy of his song.
Less than 15 minutes later, he messaged me back and said he would check to see if he could find it. In an hour he had emailed me a copy and the rest is that Christmas magic continued. He was an amazing man, composer, and Santa to this pleading musician.
My pastor was floored that I asked the question that ultimately ended up in a duet which will be shown on Christmas Eve at St. John United Church of Christ’s 5:00 pm Service. It will be live-streamed on FB for any that would like to hear, and the Service will be available for replay on the Church’s Facebook page.
Sometimes asking questions leads to a Christmas miracle, just like mine did!
Need more Christmas hope? Check out these pieces from the MockingOwl Roost.
- Christmas Waltz – Poetry
- Gingerbread House for a Mouse – Poetry
- Vacation to the Dragons of Io – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Sue Cook lives in Freeport, Illinois with her husband Randy and two dogs. Her passions include assistance dogs, rescue dogs, music, acting, theater, poetry, and Doctor Who. She’s been in both film and theater and is a regular cast member of the podcast Doctor Who’s Line is it….Anyway? Sue is an advocate for the use of Service Dogs to assist their disabled handlers to maintain their independence. Quigley’s Quest, her first children’s book, addresses how a dog becomes a Service Dog.