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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Rain


It's raining.

No. It's pouring.

I have to get ready for church and then get my daughter up and get her ready for church. I hate going to church in the rain --all dressed up in a dress and then getting all wet and windblown. ick.

Today would be a great day to just put on my "weight-challenged" pants (note: others may refer to this item as "fat pants") and laze around the house in front of the television or under a blanket with a good book.

But no. I HAVE to go to church. I'm on the Praise Team and we're already missing one person today because he has the nerve to be out of town. If I don't show up - that means it's just Dawna. She might miss me. Besides, I'm singing the special music for the offering. (yes, I sing too --whoever it was that asked...)

....What if Jesus had said, "oh, it feels like it's going to be a miserable day, they're going to falsely accuse me, beat me, humiliate me and crucify me. I think I'll just stay in bed with a papyrus scroll and read."

Okay...I'm going to get read for church!
Besides, you're not going to believe this --but out my window --this very moment --is a break in the clouds and I see a patch of blue sky with a tiny silver-lined white cloud trying to burst forth!

....behind every dark cloud...there is a silver lining...

Have a blessed day all!

6 comments:

Sara said...

it's so funny, i was thinking this morning of people (some whom i love very much) who don't go to church but have very full lives with other places to spend their energy. it occurred to me that i often don't want to go to church. sunday mornings seem like such the perfect time to be home relaxing. but when i'm there, i'm oh so glad i pushed myself out the door.

Birmingham Girl said...

Why is church often the hardest place for us to get our selves out of the door for? You go and sing like and angel and thanks for a great post!

Margie said...

I don't mean to be like one of those "stepford" Christians, but I love going to church. I love that I get to go visit the Lord in His house, even though I know He is with me always... I look at it as "i don't have to go to church as early as I have to go to work days" and no lunches to make... YIPPEE!!

dawnaj1958 said...

What a beautiful person you are...your song was wonderful and for all of you who haven't heard Deb sing it's beyond fabulous. Your testimony this morning was touching but you missed my smile when you kept saying "yucchy" Guess you must have a kid in your life...Smiles and hugs, glad you chose to be there today. As always, your friendship blesses me.

Jada's Gigi said...

Going out of obligation always bugs me...but I know I gain nourishment just from being among the saints...Still...Its not always enough to get me there...good for you for putting forth the effort

KayMac said...

Isn't that just like our Lord? A patch of hope in the middle of a storm? I love Him! Wish we could hear you sing...