This was right after I directed everyone that the next line we were
going to sing as we headed into the bridge was,
"I'll never know how much it cost to see my sin up on that cross."
They started singing, "I'll never know..."
And somehow I inhaled some air and sucked spit down my windpipe and all
that came out of my mouth was "KAACK!"
And then cough! Cough! COUGH!
My sister, Jenny, who was singing harmony was shocked into silence for a moment.
Then I felt her hand on my back....a steadying force as I fought for air.
And then as she frantically picked up the melody line I soldiered on with
trying to breathe and sang the rest of the song in a sort of whispery Jewel-like voice since I probably ruptured a few vocal chords with that sound.
You know, it always sounds funny when I write about it but somehow it never feels
funny at the moment.
Especially since that hairball moment came directly on the heels of a song glitch when the guitarist started playing one song while I started singing another.
It was further complicated by the fact that I don't actually know how high
certain keys are so when I picked out my songs for Sunday they were all in
the key of "Not humanly possible...only dogs enjoy songs this high."
I know my heart was in the right place in my efforts but I'm not entirely
sure that God was blessed by my worship leading....
but I think maybe he got in a good chuckle yesterday.
And maybe that is enough.