Today was an extraordinary day...so here is the play by play:
We invited three families over to our house for lunch today. So, in order to have lunch ready when we can home from church, I had to get up at 6am. I finished making the salad and chicken pot pie that I had put together yesterday and then got myself ready for church. Thing is...Tucker was wide awake with me! How does he do it...he requires so little sleep.
We live less than 2 miles from our church, but left the house at 7:15 to be there at 7:30. Seemed a little too early! Bruce decided to take the long way to church...(if you live in my town you know how rediculous that sounds) but on the way the song Your Love is Amazing was on the radio. It is one of the first songs Tucker ever sang...and he and Savannah were singing today at the top of their lungs. Anyway, we were still in the car and from the back seat Savannah said "Hey mom, we're not even at church and we are worshipping". I thought about it for a minute! Isn't that a cool concept for a kid to grasp. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE AT CHURCH TO WORSHIP! Thank you God for speaking to me before my feet hit the church parking lot!
We are in the middle of the God of the City series and you can tell God is up to something. It's exciting, humbling and refreshing. My 4-5 year old class was great. We had a new little girl. One of my regulars was in rare form today...
I could tell she was uncomfortable. She was wiggly, squirmming, and had ants in her pants....or should I say tights. She is 5 and a sweetie! But 5 year olds don't always know what is appropriate to do in a class of boys and girls. I was teaching and we were all sitting around a round table. She was next to me. I turned to the opposite side of the table and was talking to the kids and when I turned back she was turned around (back to the table) with her dress up over her waiste trying to fix her tights that were bunched up in her underwear! I quickly fixed her dress and pretended like nothing happened...and remarkable the other kids didn't say a word. Kids are funny.
Our lunch with our friends went well. In fact I was able to share a dream I have for a community vegetable garden to service our town. It is great to see people catching the vision of The Mission and even wondering what they can do to help. Exciting times.
Our day closed by a rare Sunday Night service at church. We met to pray for ourselves and our city and ended with communion. It was a beautiful service.