Angelica's Ministry

Blessed and Victorious March  03/10/09

How are you?!
I pray this finds you well, enjoying wisdom, strength, joy, peace, love, goodness, faith, hope and optimism.
I am doing well, thanking the Lord for all his mercies and favors and for giving me the opportunity to comfort those who have lost their dear ones.
Last week and on Sunday and yesterday, I attended three funerals of elderly members of our church  and directed one of the services, that of brother Lennox Burgess from Trinidad Tobago who was baptized a year ago. He had travelled much before coming to Miami, where he found God and dedicated his music to him. We sang his favorite hymns, read the Scriptures, and heard touching testimonies of his dedication, humbleness and passion for music and God. Amen. I am happy that he received Jesus as his saviour!
Jesus gives peace and salvation.
 I reccommend you to spend time with him, reading the Scriptures, praying in his name to God and keeping the faith. I wish you a blessed and victorious March!
With Jesus it will be so! Let us spend more time this month with him. 
May God bless you and keep you, make his light shine on you, have on you mercy and put in you peace, in Jesus' name, amen!
With love and prayers, in Christ,
pd. I share with you what I wrote about Lennox. Enjoy it and the psalms!
God’s musician


Lennox Burgess was a special musician. He changed his surroundings with the music that vibrated in his soul and which resonated through his saxophone. I actually “heard” him first. He was the hotel’s first floor resident who would diligently practice on his clarinet and saxophone. His determination to make music on a daily basis made me admire him even before meeting him face to face. I knew from experience that it takes a lot of will power to learn a new instrument, to practice it constantly and not give up. Many years ago, I had given up on the base clarinet after a few months of playing it, and I figure he would do the same. I was wrong. 

He continued practicing month after month and one Friday evening, I saw him in church with his instrument. The next day, I heard him play. I was awed at the beautiful, melodious notes coming out of his saxophone. He accompanied the congregational songs with art, grace and love that Sabbath and many more until he was permanently hospitalized.

Out of church, Lennox also made music for God. One afternoon as I was passing in front of the hotel, he played for me on his clarinet a beautiful song he had composed for God. I was impressed with the sweetness of the composition and execution and honored to have been the recipient of such a gift. I told him it was so beautiful that he should play it in church for the rest to enjoy. He smiled modestly and said he would think about it.  In the meantime he continued playing others’ hymns even though he would not always understand the words. Yet this did not bother Lennox . Music, the universal language, connected him to the Master Musician and to the rest of his Christian brothers and sisters. One day he said: “Music is music. I feel the music and that is enough for me”. And on the Sabbath that Lennox was baptized, he exclaimed: “This is the happiest day of my life, the happiest day of my life!”  I now realized that he practiced to make beautiful music for God.  Angelica Miranda


 Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.


Psalm 150

Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.


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