Welcome to the first Sunday Night Thoughts of November. As most of you did last night, we turned the clocks back one hour. As I look out the windows – it is now dark at 5:30. I thought it was much later than it was and was thinking I was way behind, but no, it’s just what we need to get used to until April.
Our local news channel out of Buffalo tracked the number of sunny days vs. rainy days in October – now sometimes Eldred (being that we are two hours south of Buffalo) is different than Buffalo, but I think our sunny days vs. rainy days is pretty close. There were just 5 sunny days in October as opposed to 19 rainy days. The ground outside is soggy to say the least. Unless we get some warm, dry weather, the grass is going to stay the way it is. I really hope that we get a break in this pattern soon.
It has been a good week of ministry. Last night our church gathered for our annual Harvest Dinner. It was a wonderful time of food and fellowship. I led a couple of songs and brought a short devotional called “Great Is Your Faithfulness.”
This morning we had an extra hour, but I managed to fill it up. This morning’s sermon was one that I struggled with – I was still writing it last night. That means I didn’t have a chance to go over it on Saturday evening. So this morning I was up early to go over the message and prepare my heart for worship.
Again the Holy Spirit was evident. I don’t want to ever take advantage of that or take it for granted. We had a good service despite some unexpected technical glitches during the sermon. Still not sure what happened. God has been doing a work here. We continue to pray for revival – and I am excited about what God is doing. This afternoon, it was nice enough to get out for a walk.
This week we have the first of our rehearsals for our community thanksgiving service. I am directing the choir and leading the worship. Tomorrow the local pastors are gathering for prayer at noon and I am looking forward to that as well.
So, it’s been a good day and a good week and I am looking forward to what God has in store this week. Blessings….