Sunday, November 8, 2009
Life, Church, Visits, etc.!
Church this morning was really fantastic. Today was dedicated to the persecuted church and the pastor and one of the elders gave a fantastic presentaion about those imprisoned for their faith and even had a model of a cell that is used for solitary confinement which was 1 meter by 1.5 meters, I believe, so that he couldn't even stand up inside, and normally it would be completely dark inside and they would be fed a diet of bread and water if they were lucky. The elder who went inside the cell to show us, really acted the part amazingly and prayed the most amazing prayer I have heard in a really long time. One of the things he said was "Lord, you know how much I would love to stretch and see the sunlight, for here there isn't even room to stand, but Lord, there is such wonderful room to kneel, and here I am at your feet." That line right there really stood out to me. How much these people endure, all in the name of Christ Jesus because they will not renounce their faith. What a lesson we have to learn here!
Then we came home and munched on leftovers for lunch. Mmmm. Around 2:30, and old friend of my Dad's and her friend/boyfriend/lovely gentleman friend (What do I call him?) came for a visit. He lives nearby, and she was visiting from the mainland. Lou has known my Dad for absolute eons, and it's always nice to see the little memories they share and so on. What a fantastic example, especially to me, of how opposite genders really can enjoy friendship without 'stuff' interfering. I appreciate it a lot, and at the same time, I've gained an Auntie, and it's come to the point where I really miss her!
Then I went through old letters and photos and craziness, and now I'm sitting here writing this post and looking at facebook and thinking I should work on my book study for Bible School... hmm. Alrighty!
Hugs all around,