A Call To Worship From A Drunk Man



The air was heavy blue with mist when I heard him singing. Was that my son in the shower? It was not. Did my neighbor have the radio blasting in his warming car? He did not. “Who is that singing?”, I thought. I opened my front door, and there he was. A young man, singing his heart vulnerable at the top of his lungs. The birds were his choir, and the distant train whistle his constant baseline. Together, they were performing a simple symphony, one in which this meander-er both directed and participated. I looked at the clock, it was 5 a.m.

I am half certain that he was drunk, for what other reason would someone be so uninhibited and oblivious to what others would think? But then I wondered, what if I was that full of joy and intoxicated with the beauty that is present in the moment called, “Now”? Because when we celebrate the “Now”, it is then that “Now” becomes present; a gift.

The fragrance surfing the breeze was pregnant with green, and aliveness. What better reason to sing? And what better way to be awakened than a serenade to the world? A call to worship so to speak…”Come and gather, for this moment must not be wasted!” the young man proclaimed with every note.
He was at the end of the block now and the blue landscape had turned grey in the distance, but he was still singing on his journey home….and so will I.

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17 thoughts on “A Call To Worship From A Drunk Man

  1. Love! We, as God’s kids should be singing every day! rain or shine. with or without. Sing praises to His Name – He alone is worthy of our praises!

  2. ohh I love those moments when the world looks so wonderful because one person choose to stand in who they are ….. singing his heart vulnerable …what other reason would someone be so uninhibited and oblivious to what others would think? But then I wondered, what if I was that full of joy and intoxicated with the beauty that is present in the moment ….OH TO BE FREE!!!

  3. Oh to sing…and not only sing, to sing loudly. Truly claim it and not waste a moment. That’s what I’m striving for. intoxicating grace proclaimed everyday.

    beautiful post from a beautiful heart.

    and can I just say–although the spider completely freaks me out, that dewy web is absolutely breathtaking! (in a good way) πŸ™‚

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