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This service included a praise team, band, orchestra, and choir all singing their hearts to Jesus. I was moved to worship Him as well, but then the pearls caught my eye. Let me see if they catch your eye as well.
Picture all the members of the musical team dressed in matching black A-line dresses on the women and black pants and shirts on the men. The uniformity removes the distraction of what someone is wearing and allows you to focus on what you are singing and on our Savior, the Lord Jesus. Everything is normal and you are in the moment.
One woman, whom you know to be a leader of the church for your entire life, catches your eye. You notice that she looks a little more “put together” than the rest of the choir. She looks “better” maybe. At first you cannot determine why you keep focusing upon her. She is winsome, but not a beauty queen, not someone you would pick out of a crowd. The evaluation requires intense concentration as you realize she has not changed her hair or makeup…it is the PEARLS!
My mind was racing. I began to “judge” the faithful choir member, who I know to be a really strong believer, and thought if she had ever heard of Coco Chanel (Yes…Coco), who once said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.”
My judgmental attitude quickly faded away as a better thought occurred to me, “Everyone should be wearing pearls!” Why couldn’t the entire choir look as fashionable as this single member who dared to wear pearls that morning? Her fashion is impeccable.
I quickly pulled out my phone, entered the Praise Hymn Fashions website, and found the accessories page to realize that every woman in the choir could be wearing pearls (and can do so for $12 each, by the way.).
My mind was at rest…Coco was quieted…and I could worship once more. You may think I am petty to embark on such a mental hiatus during worship, but you would look good in pearls too!