Happy Mother’s Day. That was the clarion call yesterday. And it was fitting indeed!
We were glad to honor mothers in particular & all women in general yesterday. The reason for that is that for many women, MD is the saddest day of the year. Some had a mother that rejected them; some memories of bad relations with a mother or step-mother; some ache because they cannot conceive; etc. So we tried to honor all women & gave out a beautiful scented candle in a lovely glass container with a Scriptural phrase on it to remember the specialness of motherhood. It is a narrow line to walk to make it special on one hand & not painful for others on the other hand. But we tried.
The AM service went extremely well. The choir number, “Beautiful Savior” had a truly divine sound. The ladies opened in their angelic light harmony. The choir sang to the Lord about His majesty. It was delightful to the audience indeed. What a treat! The offertory was a trumpet solo of “Immortal Invisible” by Mrs. Autumn Clark. It was a dashing, spirited rendition with the words on the screen. She was accompanied by her husband on the piano for a splendid piano-brass sound. I then preached from I Samuel 1:26-28 on “The Product of a Praying Mother.” It was a very pointed sermon about the effect of the prayers of a mother. By the response at the invitation, it appeared to ring true in some hearts too. PTL for that.
The evening service was the opposite of the AM. But then … it was a holiday Sunday night. And … it was a divided service as the whole VBS staff was in a training service. The choir did not sing & the orchestra did not play & we really missed them all. At least I did!
It was good to be in the Lord’s House on the Lord’s Day. Diane & I were so glad to be back. The trip to SC & GA was good, but it was also good to get back where we belong. PTL for a home to come home to.
So that is the report from here for today. I hope all is well with you in your neck of the woods. To God be all the glory!