(Written Sunday, March 24, 2019)
Sunday. Perhaps just a wee bit more than the other days…
“This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” … Psalm 118.24
Let me tell you about…
- Last Sunday, one of the older gentlemen in the church handed me a small bag of books from a French-language editor here in France… something for when I had time to do some reading. Today, not only did he tell me that those books were in fact a gift, but he also gave me a copy of the Darby translation of the Bible (his favourite translation). Truly… that touched my heart.
- It wasn’t long, before the second GoodThing of the day revealed itself: A first-time visitor came through the door – someone we’d never seen before. Annie & Ghislain had run into him earlier in the week and helped him out with something. When he asked how he could repay them, they suggested coming to church on Sunday… and there he was… moved by the presence of God and promising to return again.
- The third GoodThing was “un bien d’un mal” as the French say (something good coming out of something bad). A relatively new couple in the church has a family member going through serious medical issue. He called to see if we could come over and pray with them this coming weekend. Why is this a GoodThing? Because anybody can show up to church from time to time, feel a little something good in the presence of God but remain part of the “crowd”. When someone brings you into their life (or the life of their family) it’s a reflection of the fact that they’ve taken one step closer to allowing you be their pastor.
- OK… one more quick one. You see the photo below? It’s an alabaster pillar lamp that was gifted to us by our “blessing neighbours”. It definitely has a bit of a retro-feel because of its caramel colour (so it’s not really Liz’s cup of tea), but I quite love it and love how it lights up that corner of my office.
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