Today I had visitors at work:
My two grandsons, 6 yrs and 6 weeks, stayed with me for a while when their mom went to the doctor. The 6 week old was having tummy troubles so I let the 6 yr old go out into the narthex and listen to the organist practice.
Unbeknownst to me (juggling fretful baby), the organist went up into the balcony to play the baby grand piano and the 6 yr old took advantage of the empty stage to practice his own singing. His mom returned and just a minute passed before he came running into my office. “Nana, Mom, come watch Max play the piano upstairs.” We put him off and he insisted, “Come listen to Max and those people practice!” Well…..
As far as I knew until my daughter arrived, Max (the organist), the 2 boys and I were the only ones in the building. There is a ding that goes off every time an exterior door is opened and none had sounded after Max came in until my daughter arrived.
So naturally I asked, “What people?”
“The people in white suits.”
“You mean white hair? You saw someone with white hair?”
Big sigh. “No, Nana. Not Max. The two people in white suits were with him practicing the piano. Upstairs.”
“How did you see them upstairs?”
Another big sigh. “When I was on the stage. I saw them through the window.”
My daughter and I were both puzzled and we brushed him off a bit. Although quietly and out of his hearing, I did say to her, “Who could he be talking about? Did you see anyone when you came in?” She said she hadn’t and we gathered up both boys and I walked her to the car.
When the organist came back into the office I nonchalantly asked, “Did you have anyone practicing with you in the balcony?”
“Nope. Just me.”
This beautiful building I work in was built in 1858. Standing on the stage you can see up into the balcony where a gorgeous stained glass window illuminates the room. Today is very overcast and the sun wasn’t shining through the window but it is so large that the room is always lit. What did our little one see up there? Or perhaps whom? He didn’t specify whether the two people in white suits were male or female. I am not a believer in spooky things so I will go with my first instinct: The beautiful classical music that Max plays was accompanied this day by visiting angels who couldn’t pass by an opportunity to glorify the Creator in this lovely place He has provided for Worship.