The Adventist Stevie Wonder
A chill came over me and my eyes started to water. Perfect peace. The words of hymns and sincere song flowed down my ear canal and gripped my heart with joy. Music may make you tap your feet, clap your hands, or nod your head, but sometimes it transforms and moves you. The jazz and soulful feel of his music is unique in our church, and that’s why during the announcements the phrase “Adventist Stevie Wonder” caught my attention. Last night as we closed the Sabbath, Neville Peter ministered to the congregation through music that soothes the soul.
Neville Peter is blind and has a unique story revealing his personal testimony of conversion. When he sings, “I was blind, but now I see” the thought of a blind man fervently praising God with those words seems ironic. Hearing him sing and hearing his story cement that declaration as no joke. Beyond his touch of the keys, and beyond his soulful voice…there is a story of how God so graciously brings us home and how disABILITY can often bring life more abundantly.