November 1, 2015

I was encouraged when I heard from a woman who shared a story with me a few weeks ago. When she first came to Canada from Serbia, she started attending Willowdale Seventh-day Adventist church in Toronto( mid 90’s). She was struggling with personal issues, and finding it hard to stay positive. She was searching for something to hold on to her faith, not feeling God’s love. She came to church that Sabbath morning, and I was singing for service. When I spoke about why that particular song was special to me, and how I hoped someone would be encouraged, she started to feel like it was going to be okay. She told me it gave her hope. She said she knew she wasn’t alone, and that God DID love her, and she knew it was the song that was a message for her. I was humbled to have her share this personal testimony with me. Life isn’t always easy, and people are facing battles we can’t even imagine. I am so thankful that God has given me songs to sing to encourage people in their day to day walk.