I love Sundays. I do. They are very exhausting, however. Yesterday was no exception. Sunday morning was good. It was. My husband didn't feel well, though, so it made it a bit more exhausting. After a Sunday nap, my preacher husband thought about staying home on Sunday night....he never misses church. Never. I knew he didn't feel well at all. He decided, though, to just go. He went, and wow - God blessed.
About a month ago a new family started coming to church. Their 3 kids had been riding our bus for years off and on, but the parents 'suddenly' showed up in church one Sunday morning....and then Sunday night....and the next Sunday, too. We had them in our home for dinner and they were committed to getting into church. Wow. What a blessing. Last night the husband got saved!!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the Lord. Before my husband went to Bible College he worked for a short time with this man. He invited him to church. This man never came. This was over 10 years ago. God gives the increase IN HIS TIME....what a special blessing for my husband.
During the service last night my husband preached on getting a renewed, fresh vision. He shared his vision for our church in the next decade. (On January 8 we will celebrate 10 years here on staff at Bible Baptist Church....isn't God good??) When we got home there was a message on our answering machine. The message was a young married man stating his commitment to the Lord, our church and letting my husband know that he was loved. Isn't God good?
I am so glad that God allowed those things to happen last night. My sick husband was encouraged.....and so was I.