Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll let you know a bit about me. Well, actually a bit about what I've done, recently. :)
On Friday, December 7, 2018, I attended a real estate board dinner. It's a dinner that we do once per year, near Christmas.
My realtor friend, L sat beside me, like usual. Her boyfriend, D sat beside her as well.
There was actually nine (9) of us on table 77. Hopefully, you realize that there were several hundred people who attended, because there were a lot more tables!
It was a lovely time, together!
Not just because we enjoyed our meal, received sweet gifts and talked with everyone we came in contact with. We also enjoyed lovely music!
Afterwards, I dropped off something at both my daughter's homes.
On Saturday, I had a lot of work to do. This was not the only day I had done that work. For, I've been doing it for several days, now.
SONday was a wonderful and yet a bit sad day.
Just so you know, I was exhausted, since I'd been doing so much physical work. Even so, I worshiped, even though it was slightly different.
In the afternoon, I saw some friends.
A friend had invited me to attend a worship service, because it was a special Choir and Handbells event, during the evening service.
This didn't happen where I've been worshiping. It actually happened where I used to worship, several years ago.
When I arrived at the church building, several people were very kind to me and said they were happy to see me. I must admit, I was happy to see them!
Believe me when I say that I found that the seat I sat in for many, many, many years, was empty. So, that's where I sat.
In a way, I was happy to be there. But, I must admit that I was also sad.
That church building/group was where I was baptized as an adult, even though my parents had me baptized as an infant.
Have you been baptized?
Anyone who trusted in/believed upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, gained salvation and everlasting life. However, as God's Word, the Bible told us, we then needed to repent... and be baptized.
Just as we read, in Acts 2:38, "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.".
Amen! Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Yes, I received the gift of the Holy Ghost. Now, it's usually called the Holy Spirit.
Please do so, if you haven't yet done this, for this is what God wants you to do.
As I sat there, I also became sad.
That church building/group was where I was also married.
It's also where I sang and was recorded, because I wanted to sing at my deceased husband Gordon's funeral, but they suggested I be recorded and they played the recording during the funeral, after I had spoken.
To me, even though I missed being there, I realized that I would never, ever worship there... unless the existing pastor was no longer there. Yes, I have forgiven him, but I will never trust him. I pray that God will have mercy upon him.
Ultimately, I was happy to have been there. Hopefully, I will be there, again. Some day.
Until next time...
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