I'm too Blessed to be depressed, and too annointed to be disapointed

I'm too Blessed to be depressed, and too annointed to be disapointed

Monday, December 8, 2008

Watch Night Service

Watch night services seem to be a thing of the past. Oh, you hear about them here and there but not like you use to. When I was a teenager (well maybe it wasn't so long ago, lol) you could locate a watch night service at about any church along the road. You would have to book even the local groups months in advance to get a good singing together. Most services would start around 8pm and you'd hear gospel music well after midnight. Just because the clock struck 12 didn't mean we had to rush out the door. One watch night service I remember lasted well past 1 am. The church house was full and no one was complaining. Good ol' hand clapping, foot stompin, shoutin style singings. We'd have one of the good local groups to sing, there'd be singers from the church, and usually a young group of teenagers trying to get started. We were all brought up on southern gospel like the Inspirations and the Florida Boys and don't forget the Chuck Wagon Gang, we all wanted to sing like them. Their songs were great and had a message. Listening to them is how we learn to sing parts. Harmonize. All the boys wanted to be a bass singer.
People just seem to have other things to do now days. Wonder how surprised we'd be if the Lord came back on New Years Eve and found us where we were? Guess what, He KNOWS where we are!

So are any of you going to a watch night service this year? Who is singing? Where is it? Let's get the word out and maybe instead of watching a stupid ball drop we can lift our spirits by feeding on the Spirit of the Word in song. Comment back, I want to hear from you!!!!

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