That’s my home church in Greater Boston, Highrock Arlington! I was blessed enough to sing in this choir for two years, and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. The funds raised from the concert go towards funding a part-time social worker position for families in crisis in the town of Arlington.
"When we moved into town, & bought the building, we really felt the desire to be a part of the town, & basically just do what we feel Jesus calls us to do as Christians, which is to love our neighbors."
*youtube link here.
Where the wars and violence cease
All creation lives in peace
Let the songs of heaven rise to You alone
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
- Hebrews 11:1
This song has my heart for a number of reasons: I first learnt it at Highrock, which I now miss terribly. It paints a picture of a better reality, speaking to that longing for justice and peace that we all feel so long as we’re on this earth and have our eyes open to the struggle and suffering that occurs around us. There’s that reminder that God has us, even in times as uncertain as my own at this minute, home after some time away, yet to settle in and find my place. Finally, with my grandmother’s passing, and my Dad’s message at the memorial service of the wonderful-ness of Heaven, I’ve been thinking about it, that incredible, better place that she’s gone to.
How is it that He is the answer to so many questions? I remain amazed, and thankful.