Monday, April 09, 2007

Monday Morning Musings ...

Wow what a super Easter Sunday! Not the weather, that stunk. We awoke to the ground being covered with snow. Not everything technically, we had some definite glitches there. A CD that had worked fine in practice decided to skip at the beginning of a song during the service so it took about 6 tries to get it to work. Not in timing, we got started late and it dominoed (is that a word?) through the rest of the service. Most people were not aware of the timing thing, because our people did such a great job of rolling with what was happening and I made sure we finished on time. Not the attendance, we were down from last year, but had several visitors and newer people attend. We had some awesome contacts with those who attended. What made yesterday such an awesome Easter is that several people made the decision to accept Jesus as their personal Savior!!! It doesn't get any better than that.

My public prayer had been that even if things didn't go as we planned we wanted the Spirit to impact people and to know that some accepted Christ as their Savior. So when some of the above things happened the Lord checked me in my spirit and asked if I was serious about what was most important. Wow, fortunately I made the right choice and I really am pumped up about what happened.

The people of my church really came through with how they greeted people and talked with them after the service, it was great. People were inviting people over for dinner, some ahead of time and others who were planned to reach out to people who had no one to be with and were inviting them to dinner. How great is that? I think we are getting this church thing, it is not about us, it is about the Lord and those He has called us to reach.

Saturday evening we had a pancake and sausage supper and we intended to have a brief service around a bonfire at our house. The bonfire was cancelled since it was about 25 degrees Saturday evening, but the supper was a lot of fun. The thing I want to brag about was the way our people, many of them, pitched right in and helped clean up. Instead of assuming that my wife and I would take care of things in the kitchen since we put it together, they just cleaned everything up and asked to do more. We were so blessed by that, we have been some places where the church just assumed we would do it. The other places were not bad, but this was so encouraging to us. To my church, you are great.

Here's hoping you remember that Jesus is alive. He is alive and well and you can have Him as your Savior.


At 9:32 AM, Blogger kris said...

It sounds like it went well dad! Happy late Easter!


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