The Unsung People during Funerals
I don’t know if they ever get noticed or if somebody actually says thank you to them every time they attend the funeral and serve. Without them, a funeral won’t be complete.
Unsung is defined as a person who makes a substantive yet unrecognized contribution;
I am talking about the choir volunteers/ worship teams that serve the grieving family and relatives during a wake.
These are men and women, who most likely are not related to anybody in the room but still chose to go there and serve by singing songs of comfort and peace.
I, for one, have been tremendously blessed by the volunteers who came to my mother’s wake recently. Most of them don’t know my mom personally. Some of them just met our family for the first time yet the dedication they give to serve is over the top.
Imagine the Metro Manila traffic that would on average take two hours of their lives. Then they have to come 30 minutes earlier than everybody else to set up. Then they sit through the whole message and eulogies given to the departed. At night’s end, they silently leave the place and wait for the next opportunity to comfort another family who has lost a loved one.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you – volunteers who do this as a ministry. Your acts of service to the grieving family is immeasurable. The hours you give to sing and worship so that we can see God in the midst of many questions is powerful. Again, thank you. I don’t know if a blog would be enough…
25 The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
Tag someone you know who is part of a choir or a worship team who serves in funerals and wakes and give them a big thank you!
To the choir of Center for Community and Transformation, CCF and the worship team of Victory Greenhills – thank you very much!