Monday, January 19, 2015

Surprise!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I want to discuss something that I enjoyed with my church family.

Yes, of course, I went to Bible study class, yesterday.  And, worshipped in spirit, in truth and with music, afterwards.  Just as I normally do.

What I wanted to let you know is what happened this past Friday evening.

In the past, we sisters in the Lord met up with our pastor's wife, L.  Normally, at their home.  Or, at someone else's.

However, this past Friday evening, we met at our church building, in our fellowship room.

Thinking that I should probably bring some kind of a sweet treat with me, I did so.  I brought some tasty donuts.

When I arrived there, I was surprised to see my pastor, there. 

After all, it was a women's gathering.  And, I knew he was not going to speak, preach or teach.  His wife, was.

At first, I thought... oh well... he probably wants to hear his wife speak to our group.

I must admit, it was surprising to me, but it didn't matter.  I like my pastor's company.

My goodness, I was further surprised to see not just sweet treats on our serving table.  There was also food, there!

Wow!  Considering I had eaten a late lunch, and had been busy and had not yet eaten dinner, this was a nice thought.  But again, very surprising.

After conversing with a few women, some more arrived.  With their husbands!

Thinking the men would leave, it didn't bother me.  But, to my surprise, they stayed throughout the whole women's gathering.

We prayed, together.

We enjoyed the meal, and sweet treats.

And, of course, we heard L speak.  She did a wonderful job.  It was a blessing to each of us!

Yes, each of us.  Even the men!

Did it really matter, that the men were with us females at the women's gathering?  Not really.

After all, many of my church family, are from countries all over the world.  Places, where thinking is different, and where things are done in a different way.

It truly made no difference if we were alone as females, or joined by males.  For where two (2) or more are gathered, God is in the midst.

Just as we read, in Matthew 18:20, "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."

Yes, He's with us, in any group of people.

He's with us, even in a small group of two (2) or three (3).  And, He's with us, even when we are alone.

For this, I praise Him!  Thank You, Lord!

After all, this means that we are never alone.  Ever.

Just so you know, I found out that some women join in the men's breakfast meetings/gatherings. 

Hmmm... maybe I'll join them!


Until next time...

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