One thing that I really like about my church is that they almost never do music that I did with the worship team I used to be part of.
Today was an exception.
Instead of thinking about Jesus at church today, I thought about how messed up the whole situation was back then.
Back then, there was a question as to which key to play the song in. Being a soprano, I typically enjoy singing more if the song is in a higher key. I cast my vote for the higher key — and I was promptly criticized by another worship team member because “the only reason you want the higher key is so you can sing higher notes.”
Um, yes. Isn’t that sort of the point of playing a song in a higher key?
Apparently higher notes are evil or something? Maybe? Does this make me evil because singing high notes is sort of my thing?
I spent several years feeling guilty for preferring to sing that song in a higher key. I’m not making that up.
Today I realized that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being able to sing the high notes — and there’s also nothing wrong with enjoying doing something that you’re good at. I also realized that there was no reason for anybody to be critical of my opinion. My opinion is just as valid as anybody else’.
And, I’m incredibly grateful that I’m no longer part of that group.