Wednesday, December 23, 2015

I Will!

As you probably are aware, if you've read recent Life with Lynnie (LwL) entries, we had a pot-luck luncheon after our worship service, last Sunday.

I previously mentioned about how some of my family members were at the worship service, and the luncheon. 

Ahh... I must admit, this made me truly happy!  Thank You, Lord!

After the meal was done, all my family members left.  This made me feel slightly sad, even though they already had things planned.

You see, after the meal was done, our children who attend Sunday school were placed on teams, and played games.  Yes, not just one (1) game, but more than that!

In my heart, I wished A had been able to stay and enjoy that time with her fellow mates.

It was so much fun that it made the children laugh.  And, the adults laughed hard, too!  :)

Afterwards, the adults played a game.  Women against men. 

Once again, laughter was so loud by all in attendance, that I'm sure it must have echoed throughout the whole church building.  And, possibly even outside, also!

After that, all who had brought with them a gift for exchange proceeded with another game. 

During this time, I received a gift from the same couple that received a gift from me, last year.  This made us both feel happy!  :)

But, something else made me a little bit sad.  Yet, happy!

It's never before happened.  Yet, it happened at that time.

You see, when my family and I had gone to the table I reserved for us (which was something I had never done before), I found someone had placed a Christmas bag beside the table.

The bag was addressed to me.  Lynn McKenzie.  Yet the only thing it said on it about who it was from, was... from a friend.

From a friend?!

To me this was shocking.  After all, as I said earlier, this had never before happened to me.

In addition, a couple of people came up to me and wished me Merry Christmas.  And, they also gave me a gift!

I wasn't just shocked.  I felt badly.

You see, had I known this was going to happen, I would have brought gifts for people.

Yes, in the past I had seen people giving gifts to each other.  But, they were family members, who I thought wanted to take the time at our Christmas dinner and fun time to exchange gifts, rather than have to visit each other, on Christmas Day!

Even so, I praised God for the love I felt I received from some of my church family members.  Thank You, Lord! 

I even spoke up!  I thanked them.  And, I thanked God!

Thinking of this, brought to mind Psalm 30:12, "To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever."

I praise Him, for allowing me to worship with a church family, that seems to truly care for me.  I will not be silent.  Just as I'm not being silent, now.  And, I will give thanks to Him, forever.

Thank You, Lord!  You've truly made me feel blessed with this church family, at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church.

May You, bless each and every person!

Until next time...

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