The day after what your probably asking, excellent question. The day after so many things I'm not even sure where to start. Sunday was an amazing day in the LORD. The sermon was "skipped" and replaced with a vulnerable heart wrenching testimony from the Pastor. Who willing opened his heart up to expose the hurt he has felt and to confess to the hurt he has caused. He shared how God spoke directly to his heart, shining the light on his brokenness, and then pointing him to the place where that brokenness belongs. At the foot of the cross where he can exchange it for God's Joy. I am thrilled that my God loves us so much that He gives us the cross, where we can pile high our broken pieces and leave with a JOY that can never be fully explained.
My eyes filled with tears for what God was doing right there in the sanctuary of so many hearts Sunday morning, my heart as well.
The afternoon followed with a church picnic at Sampson's Pond where my beloved was baptized. Again my eyes filled with tears as he confessed Jesus with his mouth, and desired to take the next step of obedience on his faith journey. As I neared the point of full sobbing, in utter joy, the Pastor had to literally shove my poor husband under the water (he's a big man and Pastor, well not so big) it became a bit comical and my tears became a hearty laugh.
How I praise God for men who's hearts are tender toward him. (Three big men were baptized yesterday. all who's hearts have been changed).
II Corinthians 5: 17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old is gone, the new has come!" The New started for 4 men yesterday, The Pastor took on a new JOY, and started his first day as our "New Pastor" and three men (my beloved being one of them) started a New chapter in their faith journey. Loving this Day After!