If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll be aware that I attended a meeting for injured workers, last Thursday.
On Saturday, March 4th, 2017, I had conversation with a friend who is a sister in the Lord. She worships where I used to worship.
Originally, E texted to see how I was feeling. When she found out that I was feeling somewhat improved, she suggested something to me.
E asked me if I would like to attend the games night meeting where I used to worship. It was also a dinner evening and was being held that day.
When I phoned E, I let her know I wanted to attend, but didn't want to drive there. As you may be aware, there is a man there who has caused damage to my van three (3) times, in the past.
So, I let her know I would take a bus to get there.
When I said this, E let me know that if I took a bus to the church building, she would give me a ride home. For this, I was thankful! And, agreed to attend.
What a fun evening it was!
Yes, we had a lovely pasta dinner. I must admit, I not only thanked E and her sister, M for the delicious meal, I also thanked them for being such good cooks! Yes, thank you, dear friends!
Dessert was good, too. Yes, I contributed something for dessert.
Afterwards, we played games.
There were so many games there! E had sat with me for dinner, and asked which game I wanted to play. I let her know it was her choice.
We played... Sorry! If you'd like to know about the game, please click on this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorry!_(game).
What a fun time we had together!
I won the first time we played the game. Then, we played again. E won that time. So we decided to play again, to see who was the overall winner. It was... me! lol
The game time, and the meal weren't the only good things. The time together, was wonderful!
I must admit, I felt truly blessed.
Some people in attendance spoke with me, letting me know they were happy to see me, and made me feel loved. Most do not know why I haven't been attending, and thought it was only due to my health problems, which was mostly true for the majority of the time I wasn't there.
I actually spoke with the pastor, who I have known since 1994... long before he became a pastor. I let him know I truly miss worshipping there. And, being with my church family.
He let me know I need to forgive the man for hurting me, and return. I was shocked when he said this!
I replied that I had long ago forgiven that hurtful man.
Then, I asked him if he thought that my forgiveness of the man, has actually prevented him from ever hurting me, again? Of course, it hasn't! To me, he's a dangerous man.
After all, it is dangerous having vehicle damage. Would I want more vehicle damage? No! I wouldn't want to lose control of my van, hurt or kill anyone and/or me!
It seemed he finally realized that I wasn't the problem.
He actually suggested that he would talk with an elder and try to arrange a way to try and arrange to stop the man from hurting me. I'm hoping he also won't hurt my friends who he was hateful towards and has hurt their vehicles too, even though they didn't worship there.
I must admit, I truly feel that the hurtful man needs to repent. And, mentioned it to the pastor.
Just as we read, in Luke 17:3, "Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him."
Yes, if thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
Just as I mentioned to the pastor, it truly makes no difference in the situation that I have already forgiven the hurtful man.
Hopefully, he will be sorry. And, repent.
Especially since he needs to repent. For, then he can know that I have forgiven him.
Will that man repent?
Only God knows.
I'm trusting Him.
And, always will.
Until next time...
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