(Written Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019)
Hello Sunday. Hello you. How was your day?
For many back home, Sundays are busy days. Many people I know attend two church services… some, more than that (#HelloStLaurentUPC). For many French people, Sundays are either (a) sports involvement with kids or for themselves or (b) pure leisure. Our Sundays run right down the middle. We have service in the morning and periodically do some visiting in the afternoon. It’s a bit of a happy medium between both worlds.
So on that note, let me tell you about…
- Today I’m thankful for little feet. Ours is the only home church that this little guy has ever known. From the time he was born, his parents dedicated him the the Lord, like Mary & Joseph did with Jesus. His mom hasn’t worked to this point so he is very attached. We wondered how he would handle Sunday School, but he goes like a pro. As you can tell by his stance… even at two, he’s a very cool dude!
- Sunday afternoon nap is a GoodThing. Immediately follow lunch, I laid down for what I thought was going to be a 30-45min nap and it turned into something … er… ahem … a little longer! 🙂 I think it was as long as it was because the house was so quiet. Even Liz was conked out when I woke up. (“YOU get a nap, and YOU get a nap, and YOU get a nap.” – use your best Oprah voice) 🙂
- As I stood in the prayer room, looking out before service, I thanked the Lord for bringing us here… for the church family… for the great building, etc. There are times when living abroad as a missionary feels like a hero’s life… but there are other times when it feels anything but heroic. The Lord’s presence makes all the difference. You trust him through the weak days and thank him for the good.
(Wondering why the #3GoodThings posts… click here)