We’ve been going to our church since its first service in 2006.
A few years after that, our friends Leah and Jeremiah moved back to Richmond from California and joined our church.
Since moving to our current worship space, they’ve sat near us. In the last few years, we’ve fallen into a rhythm of them sitting, with their two boys, in the pew right behind us.
Today, as we were singing “Great Are You, Lord” I got choked up as I heard them singing along.
Most Sundays, I worship our living God with Leah and Jeremiah’s voices filling up the space behind me. Neither of them sings loudly, but I know their voices from having heard them for years. I can pick them out from everyone else’s. I miss them when they’re not there.
What a thing to have.