Monday, December 29, 2014

Drifting? Blessing!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I mentioned I would be going to worship with my church family. 

Knowing two (2) of my teenage grandsons were in Windsor, visiting over the Christmas and New Year holidays, I thought I wouldn't go alone.  You see, I had been told they would like to go with me.

When I had been told this on Saturday evening, I was really happy! 

In fact, I was so excited that I had trouble sleeping.  Okay.  I know I have trouble sleeping fairly often, but this surprised me.

After only about three (3) hours sleep, I got up and ready to go pick up N and J.

Sunday morning, things were different.  Instead of coming with me to worship, they stayed at home with their mom.  And, didn't worship.

So, I didn't have to go pick them up.

That may sound okay to some people, but I felt really badly about it.  Especially, since I was so exhausted having had very little sleep, due to being so happy and excited about their plan to join me in worship.

I must admit, I need to apologize to my pastor.  And, to my Bible study teacher.

You see, I was so tired that even in my Bible study class, I wondered how I was going to continue to stay awake.  But, God helped me, so I did!

I have to wonder if my pastor thought I was dozing off, while seated in the pew listening to him giving his sermon.

He may have thought so, since my eyes kept drooping.  I know they were doing this, because I could hardly keep them open.

Hopefully, he didn't think I was bored, hearing him preach.  I wasn't.

In fact, I never truly dozed off.

The whole time he spoke, I was awake.  Listening.  Even though my eyes were sometimes falling shut.

After thinking about this, I realize that from time to time, I've seen this happen to other people, too.

Anyone wondering why this happens, hopefully will understand that it seemed to happen to me, not because I was bored or not wanting to listen to the sermon.  I would prefer anyone interested, to understand that once I was sitting in our church building, I began to relax.

It was due to being relaxed, while being so extremely over tired, that it was simple to feel and probably look like I was drifting off.

In any case, I praise God for my pastor.  He's a wonderful preacher/teacher. 

I feel truly blessed having him lead our church family.  And, normally do what I can to honour him.

Just as we read, in 1 Timothy 5:17, "Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine."

Anyone who knows pastor Tom, knows that he is truly a blessing to each and every one of us.

Knowing his background, and knowing both him and his wife years ago, made me feel comfortable worshipping at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church, where he preaches and teaches in a way that honours God.

For this, I am thankful.  And, always will be.

If you would like to join us to worship, feel free to do so.  You'll be surprised to see how welcomed you will be.

Hope to see you, there!

Until next time...

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