My Choir Chair by Jan Fischer

Jan Fischer | April 29, 2020

A few weeks ago during our virtual Sunday service, Aaron led us through a time of meditation. As a prompt he asked us to visualize a place where we felt most comfortable and where we could be most like ourselves and where we felt loved. Pictures of family and childhood raced through my mind but the picture that kept coming back to me was the image of my choir chair. Hard as I tried to refocus my thoughts the image of that chair kept coming back to me.

After the service was over I was a little perplexed as to why I felt my choir chair was the image that represented the place (at least at that moment) I felt the most loved and comforted. I decided I give it some thought and this is what I came up with.

Sitting in that chair has given me the opportunity to be a part of a group of dedicated and talented people whose goal is to bring glory to God through music and that experience has enriched my life immensely.

That chair represents my place within my choir family that is part of my larger Central Baptist Church family. When I’m in that chair I am surrounded by loving and caring people and have a sense of belonging and a sense of purpose. I have laughed and cried while sitting in that chair and have even experienced fear and trembling while sitting in that chair. As I look out to the congregation from that chair I have witnessed first hand your gestures of kindness to one another or a stranger. I find comfort in knowing I don’t have to be perfect to sit in that chair.

I can’t wait to be able to occupy that chair and make music together again.
During this time of social distancing and virtual church services I seen those vacant choir chairs and miss each and every person they represent.

3 months

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