Got kind of disappointed yesterday. Cailyn spent the night and really wanted to go to church. I had to leave early to teach a class, but Chris was planning to bring her and Mom later since Mom appeared to be doing well. She was up and eating breakfast by the time I had to leave. But later she just suddenly tanked and said she couldn't hold her head up any more. Cailyn cried when she found out she couldn't go to church, and then kept asking over and over again. I know that upset Chris to hear her.
At least church was pretty exciting. We had three different families visiting who were new to Galveston. One lady lived in Sea Isle, a couple lived in Bay Harbor and another lady was from "way" in town. They all said they loved the worship experience and every one of them said they would definitely be back. The "in town" lady got directions to our house so she could come to Life group Thursday. The other lady was asking about the morning Bible study on Tuesday. I had excited comments about everything from the Visual Verse to the "Kids up front" (that would be the praise team). One guy mentioned he couldn't believe I used a movie clip from the Matrix to introduce the teaching. He said he had a spiritual aha moment just this past week while he was watching the same movie. We got to see a slide show of pictures of the Seaside Christian Academy kids doing all kinds of things – field trip to the county fair, stuffing Easter eggs, and doing art work. We even had a cake after worship to say thank you to Mike Bell for his 14 years of service as our youth pastor. The discernment meeting after church was good, too. Most everybody there seemed excited about the future and the possibilities ahead of the church. I'll take a few more like that.
2 Peter 3:8-9 says, "But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."
Father, thank you for good days. And thanks for the not so good stuff that always seems to force its way in as well. Guess it helps us appreciate the good even more. Amen.