Yesterday started out as an amazing day. We’ve had our share of ups and downs on this roller coaster of selling & buying a house, so it was refreshing to begin the morning with worship and praise. Church is always the best way for me to start the week, because by the end of the week, I’m in the greatest need of God’s nourishment .
The sermon hit the mark. It spoke of the many changes that occur in our lives each day. Every second we’re in a constant state of alteration. We may be faced with financial difficulties – people problems – relationship issues – depression – a political arena that is more like a sideshow – health problems. This constant state of flux is nothing new, but that doesn’t make the walk any easier. The pastor reminded us that through all this change, our God remains constant. He never falters. He’s always in control.
We prayed for those who had lost loved ones and were again reminded that death is inescapable, but for those who have put their trust in the Lord, it isn’t the end of life. I wept as I thought of friends facing enormous health issues, realizing that my days are numbered too.
After church we decided to visit a church in the area we may move to. We were gifted with another great sermon and a chance to fellowship with old and new friends. We were then invited to stay for their church picnic and dined on Minnesota hot dishes, delicious desserts and great conversation. Two church services in one day. We must’ve needed it.
As lovely as that was, we had also left our dog at home in his kennel. Almost seven hours later, we arrived home to a not-so-pleasant smell. The wait was too much for the poor pup, so after a much needed bath, great trauma and humiliation, he had a long night of feeling sad. Some days are just like that.
Our trials on this earth can be consuming at times. Stuff happens! We become confined, constrained and often humiliated or traumatized by the events of every day, but we can always rely on our God to have it all under control. He is the same as He was yesterday, is today and will be forever.