Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I'm Just Sitting In the Back

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirst for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water...
 
This is not my symphony.
 
I'm not the one who wrote the melody.

After getting it started, I'm not even playing an instrument anymore.

I went in early and set up the stands.  Straightened up the chairs.  Stuffed the programs.  Got the concessions ready.
 
That's it.
 
I have a seat in the back where I can watch and make sure all the little things are running smoothly.
 
That's my job.
 
Just sitting in the back and watching the Master at work.
 
This is HIS SYMPHONY.
 
He alone gets the glory!
 
 
Do you hear??
 
Do you hear the sounds of our lost strains?
 
They were added at the last minute but do you hear?? 
 
Their family only a few weeks ago were on their faces before the Lord wondering.  Wondering.  How would they raise the rest of the ransom?  Promises made were not kept.  How?  They were broken before the Lord. The mountain was too high.
 
But God.
 
But God.
 
Our two lost strains are going to be singing a NEW SONG next week.
 
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Their Mama and Papa are packing their bags and leaving in two days.
 
They are not quite fully funded but $5,687.00 has been raised, the grant was MATCHED, plane tickets have been purchased and hope has been restored!  They are only $1,400 short of being fully funded.
 
I stand in awe.
 
We almost didn't add in their music.
 
We came close to getting rid of that part of the score.
 
But God.
 
This isn't my Symphony.
 
I'm just in the back - marveling at all that He is doing.
 
I'm just sitting in the back.
 
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
So I will bless you as long as I live;
in your name I will lift up my hands.
 
 

IT IS A SEPTEMBER SYMPHONY....

WE NEED TO RAISE:  $16,700.00

WE HAVE RAISED:  $14,208.00

(This includes the money for the Tam's and Deutsches and Brenton that is over and above the matching grants.  It does NOT include the hundreds of dollars that has been donated to the Hortons, Taylors, Unroes and Grace Knuth)

WE STILL NEED:  $5,376.00


 Renee and Steve Tam - 3,000 matching grant - Raised $4,819.00 FULLY FUNDED!!!
 Val and Bill Deutsch - 2,500 matching grant - Raised $3,187.00 MATCH MET!!
STILL NEED $1,400 TO BE FULLY FUNDED!!

 BRENTON - 1,000 matching grant - Raised $1,378.00 MATCH MET!!
HAS ONLY 13 DAYS LEFT BEFORE HE AGES OUT!!!!!
PLEASE DON'T STOP GIVING TO BRENTON!! 

Breaking it Down...
 
Carla and Paul Dobrovits - 2,500 matching grant - Raised $2,283.00
Janice and Tim Rowe - 3,700 matching grant - Raised $1,932.00
 

PORTER - $1,000 + 1,000 matching grant   - Raised $126.00 
DAGMAR - $1,000 + 1,000 matching grant - Raised $135.00
PEARSON - $1,000 + 1,000 matching grant  - Raised $171.00
GRADY - $1,000 + 1,000 matching grant  - Raised $177.00

PLUS...

The Unroes have  been given a $500.00 matching grant....  They are listed below in our Extra Giveaway section!!  If they match that grant they will be FULLY FUNDED! They still need $246.00 to match the grant! Their grant account needs to read $23,038.00!!  Go donate to them, enter their giveaway and come back here and enter ours!! 

The Heroes of this Symphony....THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Jacquelyn, Tiny, Andi, Cathy, Cathleen, Arnie, Kenlyn, Andrea, Jennifer, Robin, Kim, Guy, Nicole, Christina, Gentry, Theresa, Cortney, Pamela, Laura, Tiffany, Holly, Amanda,  Rebecca, Penney, Sherry, Cheryl, Nancy, Samm, Hannah, Alex, Susan, Jennifer, Amy, Jamie, Leah, Victoria, Debbie, Pam, Robin, Kathryn, Lisa, Tina, Carolyn, Pam, Nicole, Rob, Julia,Annette, Ivy, Stori, Deanna, Hansini, Elizabeth, Michelle, Trish, Neil, Christine, Katherine, Jennifer, Renee, Janice, Carla, Amy, Frankie, Brooke, Tanna, Christina, Elizabeth, Brooke, Jessica, Christine, Sonja, Sara, Edith, Beth, Beth Ann, Missy, Csilla, Sue, Jessica, Nancy, Tracy, Andrew, Ben, Kim, Emily, Kim, Molly, Trina, Katrina, Tea, Constance, Rosie, Amy,  Christina, Mama, Andrea, Cindy, Martha, Emily, Erin, Robin, Laura, CareB, Salem, Frankie, Kayla, Coll, Heather, Elizabeth, Jamie, Carrs, Lynette, Deborah, Cheryl, Lisa, Amanda Amy, Amanda, Emily, Lisa, BB, Michelle


 CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ORPHANS, FAMILIES, RULES AND PICTURES OF ALL THE PRIZES....
 

5 comments:

  1. Julia, thank you always for raising awareness for these sweet faces! The Dobrovitz family has been on my heart; I donated $10 to their account today (wish it could be more!). Best wishes with the symphony. -the Becker crew

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  2. I donated $50 to the Rowe Family, and $25 each to Pearson and Dagmar. Naomi Kelly

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  3. I donated $15 to the Tam family. I wish I could have donated more. Teresa Weaver

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  4. Julia - just donated to the following -

    Dobrovitz $10
    Rowe $10
    Deutsch $10
    Brenton $10
    Dagmar $10
    Pearson $10
    Grady $10
    Porter $30

    Total of $100, I think. Thanks for all you do for these sweet kids, Julia! Love you!

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  5. I donated 25 dollars to the Dobrovits family and 25 dollars to Porter!
    -beth ann vickery

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