Sunday, December 24, 2006

miracle on church street


Our church did not offer childcare tonight for children over the age of four. Jimmy and I were both concerned that the girls would not be able to tolerate the adult service: loud music, lights, sitting still...

Prayerfully, we chose not to say anything to the girls before today. When we did, we spoke to the girls about what the deal was and what to expect. We assured them that WE were confident that they could do it, but that if we decided it was too uncomfortable, then we would depart and that noone would be in trouble. Not with mommy and daddy and certainly not with God.

Emma Jean was plainly very anxious. Then in a stroke of luck (if you believe in such a thing), we saw her teacher's family and for some reason that relaxed her a bit. Abby was fidgety, but not to the point of distraction.

WE DID IT! The family shue sat all together for a very special Christmas worship service. We sang songs, prayed, took communion, and listened to the lesson (click HERE to see the unbelievably timely reference our pastor used tonight) without incident. Jimmy and I were so proud. Needless to say all my carefully applied eye makeup was gone by the service's end.

I already got the best Christmas present ever....peace in His presence as a family. Praise God!
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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13

2 Comments:

Blogger trace said...

what a blessing your blogs are to me, Susan. it somehow feels safe knowing that someone i "grew up with" shares my faith and my beliefs. that feels so new and far away to me most of the time. anyway, i am sure i did not articulate that concisely or clearly, but suffice it to say...reading about you and your life is a blessing.

3:40:00 PM  
Blogger supposedly susan said...

Awww! Thanks Tracey! Your comments bless me.

Happy New Year.

~s

8:31:00 PM  

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