Saturday, November 14th at First Baptist Lawrenceville, the Women’s Ministry hosted a Holiday Brunch.  I (Meggan) was asked to play Christmas music in the background during the meal, then two pieces, “How Great Thou Art” and “Sweet Little Jesus Boy,” following the main speaker, Meg Crowder.  The purpose of hosting a Christmas Brunch before Advent was to help focus the hearts of these ladies on Christ and His service before the busy-ness and anxiety of the Season after Thanksgiving.  It was a blessed time of fellowship.

After playing “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” the crowd of about 100 ladies honored me with a standing ovation.  To which I was surprised.  It was a very humbling moment for me.  Giving the glory to God, I am reminded that He is the one who works in me to do according to His will.  And His Spirit speaks to many, reminding them of His promises, while I play.  I am not, nor have I ever been the best at this wooden box.  There are so many violinists who are more skilled than I am.  But I am humbled to see Him use me in any way that brings Him glory.  I play in service to Christ and His Church.

When the program concluded, there was a long line of women ready to purchase my album, “Hymns on Violin,” for $5 each.  I brought one box of 50, not expecting I would sell that many, but I ended up selling out!  They emptied that box of 50 and I had 4 additional CDs in a separate bag, which disappeared as well!  It was a very encouraging day.  Not only did I sell a lot, but I also received many words of appreciation and hugs as well.  I was blessed to be there.  Praise the Lord!