They said all you needed to know was how to count to four. Really, it’s a little more complicated than that to ring handbells as part of a group.
I joined this fall and was immediately overwhelmed, intimidated and terrified — yes, at the first rehearsal. Luckily I have been in choral music since about 5th grade, maybe before, and I can read music. And count. And hear harmonies. So last night, preparing to play a piece I was sure I had never rehearsed before, I surprised myself by how relaxed I was. After all, I know the group’s motto: Better never than late.
I pray that my small contribution to our worship is worthy of the One for whom I play.
Christmas blessings to you, dear friends!