My Friend Syd: my worship leader


On Wednesdays I have the blessing of singing with some special folks at a local Nursing home. Syd is one of my favorite people there. He normally sings along with any of the older traditional hymns with his strong baritone voice. This week he was still singing, but his voice was a little weak. He asked me to pray for him to find his voice again. (Did I mention that Syd was born in 1914)

In November of that year the Great War was ending and Ford’s assembly line wages zoomed up to 62 cents an hour ($5/day) Somewhere between then and now Syd found Christ and followed Him faithfully till today. His friends and family have all joined the pages of history books but Syd is still here to remind me every week of God’s great goodness and faithfulness. His favorite Hymn is

“How Great Thou Art” and his favorite verse is the last:

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation

And Take us Home what joy shall fill my heart

Then I shall bow in humble adoration

And there proclaim, my God how great Thou art!

God has honored us by leaving behind a remnant of his true worshipers. They are here to remind us of what really matters and who is listening when we sing. Here on earth he sits in his wheel chair, but one day I know that my friend Syd will be directing heavenly choirs. I know that there he will find his voice and I hope to be singing along to his lead!

One Comment Add yours

  1. What a sweet post. I pray Syd’s voice gets stronger. Bless his heart! Blessings, Natalie 🙂

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