Roller Coaster Day

Yesterday was Sunday and most Sundays start quite normally with my anticipation of a gathering with my church family at Creekside.  Our worship time is a highlight of my week.  Gathering to listen to what God has to say to us from His word in class is always interesting and a growth time for us.

Sunday I arrived at the usual early morning hour to get ready for praise team practice.  I get the microphones set and the computer ready for projection.  There’s always the last minute “straightening” of the chairs.  I’m just that way about aesthetics.

Yesterday about midway through the praise team practice, I received a phone call from Ellen.  She knows we practice during that time and a call from her is unusual.  As I suspected there was not so good news.  Danielle was having a cluster of seizures.  That’s where one “staring spell” after another happens to the point that she can’t function.  Ellen and Tabitha missed Bible class to take care of her, giving her medication and time to get over it.  They came to the worship hour and I was glad she was able to be there.  We had an awesome hour and a half of singing, praying, communion.  All ending with my lesson.

In the afternoon, we gathered to help one of our single sisters move her household.  We had a great crew and the job got done within a couple of hours.  That’s quick and we’re not even professionals.

The day continued as we gathered for a surprise birthday party for the twins.   They thought we were gathering for a teen night.  We really got them.  The kids opened gifts and sang karaoke songs.  It was a blast.  I especially enjoyed the boys’ rendition of Shania Twain’s “Man I Feel Like A Woman.”  Verrrrry funny.

So what started out as a very tough day turned out to be a very good day.  It reminds me of that saying, “You never know what a day will bring.”  James 4:13-15 says, “Some of you say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to some city. We will stay there a year, do business, and make money.’  But you do not know what will happen tomorrow! Your life is like a mist. You can see it for a short time, but then it goes away. So you should say, ‘If the Lord wants, we will live and do this or that.'” We must never take life for granted or that every moment off every day is going to go like we like.  We just must trust God.

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