In the Midst of the Storm
I don't know about where you live, but in my part of NC, Mother's Day was a stormy affair. Literally. It poured rain, and the thunder rolled, and the lightning crashed, and it hailed. I'm talking a major storm here.
Thankfully God protected us from having anything damaged in the storm, however, for which I'm grateful.
While the storms were blowing outside however, we were enjoying blessings on the inside. First, it started with yesterday morning's service (which was actually before the storms started.) My Grandpa didn't preach. He felt led to let anyone stand and share about their mother.
Needless to say, it was a very tearful service, but it was such a blessing. There were many reminders from those who have lost their mothers to cherish your parents while they are living. It was a really sweet service.
Then after church we had a cookout with my dad's side of the family. I know. You're thinking, how in the world did you cookout? Well, we had it at the church, and the church has a shelter. Thank God for that!
Anyway, we had a great time fellowshipping with the family. I got to talk a lot with people I don't get to see as often. It was really a nice day.
Then there was the service last night. We had The Anchormen at our church. If you've never heard them, you should. If you ever hear of them being in your area, go. They are such a blessing and so real. Three people asked the Lord to save them last night.
So, if I was to give you one word to describe my weekend, it would be "Blessed." I hope your weekend was blessed as well!
Here's a prayer of blessing for the week from Numbers 6:24-26:
24 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: 25 The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.