Its Friday evening, my wife and I get busy … am rolling and my wife is frying chapatis for dinner before the sun sets! Since we have an open kitchen, we have turned the TV to face us and we are playing Gaither home coming series, Linda Randel, David Phelps or one of the other Gaither artists! This is one of my favorite times! It reminds me of days when we would spend the entire Sunday afternoon and the better part of the evening doing the same thing at home frying chapatis for a family that had 6 boys!!! (Do the math … each consumed atleast 4 chapatis …and we had to make enough for lunch on Monday!!) ya!!
So when we heard that David Phelps was coming to town we were so excited especially because we missed the Gaither Vocal band South Africa tour last year!! We bought our tickets like 2 months in advance and he did not disappoint. Together with our friends Joe and Beryl we were blessed by one of the best tenors in the world! Sitting there listening to old hymns just like we do in our home was AMAZING!!! our baby was kicking all through the concert and praise and worship was in abundance!! There was a sweet sweet spirit in the hall!! The only thing missing was the chapatis!!
Then he sang “The love of God is greater afar” and my dear wife whom I love very much couldn’t contain her joy as she sang word for word!!
And then he sang “End of the beginning” …. and finally he did one of my personal favorites … “What a day that will be”
The evening was too short but atleast we got a compilation album of David Phelps best moments!!! May the Lord bless him, his wife and kids and their ministry!!
Do you know that unpleasant feeling in which a person feels a strong sense of emptiness and solitude? The emptiness when you walk home and everything is where you left it (nothing has moved!!) and the dishes are still pilled up on the sink and TV still on the Blitz channel that you were watching last night? Then you hustle for a quick fix meal (Rice and beans+Avocado) and then you quickly eat and black out catching up on the latest in sport and looking for another lonely sole online (Skype/gtalk/yahoo messenger)?
It’s a long, road When you face the world alone No one reaches out a hand For you to hold … Then a (s)hero comes along … And your whole world changes …
And you no longer go to a house, but to a home … and there is someone to listen to your dreams and fears and share theirs … and loving hands when you are beat …
Some one to love … someone to touch … someone to know …. oh someone to know (remember that song?)
My most brilliant achievement in this life was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me!
And now I know why a man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride … alone!
Beautiful baby born to wonderful parents! Baby Sierra, born to Mercy & Njenga and below ‘Aunty Kui playing ‘cha mama’ 🙂
The LORD bless you and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace!