The coolest thing happened this past Sunday.
As you know, I woke up with a cough. My coughs have a very bronchial quality to them; always have. No, I don’t think that I have Covid but had I gone to church and people would have heard me cough, they may have scattered. It’s kinda funny. The air is so thick with smoke in California that you can’t see your own landscape, but somebody coughs, and the automatic fear is Covid-19.
The other piece of background info you need to know is that every week, my pastor sends out what he has always called Pastor Notes, which is essentially his blog and a preview of the upcoming sermon. Now, I’m not gonna say I drop everything to read it when it hits my inbox, but I’m pretty faithful about getting it done every week. He’s funny and down to earth, he makes me think and I love his perspective on muddling through this Christian life together.
Except I didn’t read it last week. ☹
I drove to my daughter’s house to support her and, well, there were just only so many things I could cram in. So, I had no idea what was coming up on Sunday.
The German Shepherd
Now, back to missing Sunday.
I hate missing church. Even when Mitch and I are traveling, we go to church. We’re just big believers that, regardless what continent we’re on, we’re not to forego gathering together with other believers. (That’s in the book of Hebrews, by the way.) And it was the Lord’s Supper last weekend too, so missing that is a bummer. I worked on the podcast while Mitch was at church and Sunday school, and some would say that’s doing God’s work, but it’s not the same.
And here’s what surprised me. That’s exactly what Hans preached about in his sermon! It was titled, Loving Jesus Means Loving His Church. Troy, our sound booth guy, hadn’t uploaded the sermon yet so I went to Hans’ blog post, The German Shepherd. (Get it? He’s German and he’s a pastor.)
It was truly one of his best blogs.
Please do yourself a favor and take a few minutes to read this post. You can easily do it over a bowl of cereal and you’ll be glad you did. He nails some of our lame excuses for not going to church. And I think, considering all that Jesus has done for us, rolling out on Sunday mornings is a small price to pay in return. Here’s the link to The German Shepherd. Let me know what you think at Lifting Her Voice.com.