Marc Knepper, Wilmington, NC

I can’t tell you how much I enjoy your arrangement of “Does the Journey Seem Long?” and how inspiring it has been to me personally. I began learning it several months ago to play in Sacrament Meeting, but was waiting for an appropriate time. As the music chair in my ward, I wanted to make sure it supported the theme of the talks. There were a couple of times I was ready to add it to the program, only to remove it because it didn’t feel right. This week’s theme was “Knowing Our Heavenly Father and Our Savior.” I thought it was a stretch, but felt prompted to finally perform it. The sister who spoke just before the musical number shared some beautiful experiences that aligned perfectly with the text of this hymn and I knew why I had waited. Spontaneously, I decided to introduce the song, in relation to the talk, before I sat down to play and was humbled by how many people opened their hymn books to follow along. Your arrangements are truly inspired and this one paints such a lovely image of the triumphant reunion with our Heavenly Father. Many members shared with me afterwards how touched they were by your arrangement. So, thank you! Thank you for sharing your talent! You are doing a great work.