Although we have been alleviated of the duties of scholastic study and supervision, we are by no means free of all duty and work. Next week, there are string exams and piano exams for most, and much practice has been taking place. In addition to the regular music practice, there are also the concerts for which to practise. Last Saturday we performed at the Wales Home, a retirement home in Richmond, about 3/4 of an hour north of us. It is always a pleasure to play for these people, as they always seem to appreciate every effort, even if the performance doesn’t go as smoothly as we would have liked. We also have a concert scheduled for the 11th of July in Beebe Plain. Although all this practice is a lot of work, it is rewarding, as there have been times that our music has opened the door for us to share Christ with some of our listeners.
Last Friday, we had the opportunity of going down to Ayer’s Cliff to watch the performance of the RCMP Musical Ride. If you have never seen one of their performances, I would strongly recommend you do. Of course, if you’re not in Canada, that could be a hard thing to achieve. It is simply unbelievable how careful they are to make sure every person, every lance, and every horse is exactly where they should be at the right time. The horses even keep step to the music accompaniment, whether they are walking or cantering or somewhere in between. I believe we all appreciated being there – I certainly did. This served as a reminder to me of the way God has all things worked out for our good. Even when we don’t know what is going to happen next in our lives, He has it all worked out such that there are never any mishaps.
The construction is coming along smoothly, though it seems somewhat slow at times. The siding is pretty much all done, as is the soffit. Yesterday, the electrician came and did most of the electrical connections, and he will be finishing it this afternoon. The extension is looking more like a room and less like a construction zone now that there are lights on the ceiling and walls instead of just electrical boxes.
Matthew 5:14 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.”