Each and every week, I'm blessed to be part of a God-fearing, God-loving, God-exalting, God-glorifying church that unabashedly teaches the truths of God's Word. In my 7+ years there, I've sat through some pretty amazing worship services, but I honestly believe today tops them all (or comes pretty close in my recollection).
As I sat through the symphonic sounds coming from the orchestra, the presentation of our Nation's colors, the spine chilling rendition of God Bless America, worship songs that ushered me to the very throne of God, and a message by the cleansed-by-the-blood-of-Jesus Oliver North, I was blessed beyond words! Simultaneously, I was saddened...deeply saddened...that Chris was not here to experience this. To top it off, we sung one of Chris' favorite worship songs, Chris Tomlin's Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone). We played that at his funeral as well, and it continues to wet my eyelashes each time I hear it.
No sooner as the thought of Chris missing this blessed service crossed my mind, God spoke quickly and deeply into my spirit something like this...
"Daughter, if you think he would enjoy the worship you're experiencing right now...just wait...he's currently experiencing the ultimate worship service here in heaven. And...for the record...his chains ARE gone!"
Thank you, sweet Father! Thanks totally and completely to you and you alone...HIS CHAINS ARE GONE!