A Little Warmer (for now)
Today for the first time in several days, the mercury topped 30 degrees. This is 10 degrees colder than normal at this time of year. The forecast is for snow tomorrow, followed by a drop in temps for a few days. At this point the mercury will recover somewhere around Monday – so it looks like another cold weekend. I know there are those who have it much worse than we do. I think about those days in Upstate New York when the mercury didn’t rise above 0 .
Today a crew led by our lead pastor’s wife came over to help us clean the house and get ready to move in. They did a great job and we are so thankful for their help. At this point, we are only waiting for final approval to move in. That should happen in the next day or two. As if I haven’t said it already – “I can’t wait!”
It was finally my turn to teach and we had a great turnout tonight – we had 12 students along with 7 volunteers. The students did a great job singing during the worship time and I taught the middle schoolers – which was a good time as well.
Wednesday night is also praise team rehearsal. They did a great job learning the Matt and Beth Redman “Blessed Be Your Name.” It’s one of my favorites and I look forward to adding it to our line-up. That song and some of the others we rehearsed help support the theme of this week’s message – Perseverance in the face of persecution. We are singing to great hymns as well – “O God Our Help in Ages Past” and “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah.” I am really looking forward to worship with the Parkway family on Sunday.
Remember that our identity lies in Jesus Christ!