Have you ever had one of those "perfect" Sunday services? You know the ones I'm talking about, where everything that happens seems like it came from the hand of God to you personally. That was today for me. From the minute I walked into the sanctuary to the last "amen", I was blessed.
The service started with the chorus "He Has Made Me Glad". Right away, that song makes me want to dance in the aisles. I looked across the church and saw my friend, Cheri, bouncing on her toes with the same need to dance that I had. Then the choir sang "Wings of the Dawn". I swear I have never heard them sound more beautiful. I felt that I could leave right then and be fortified to take on the world.
The sermon was powerful. My friend, Chrissy, says she wants to squirm a little during the sermon. I think we all felt that today, but at the end of the squirming is the love and forgiveness of Jesus. If Pastor's plan was to make us desire more of Jesus - he succeeded.
The closing song was "A Mighty Fortress is my God". What an appropriate ending to the service. We came away reminded that "nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus". Amen.