Last week, I wrote a pretty up and crazy Postcards from the Edge talking about how full and quick the week was. And it was! I was so tired on Sunday, I hope you can forgive that. I’m thirty, which is not old, but it’s much older than twenty-three, when I started doing the “I can do camp all weekend and show up at the crack of dawn at church on Sunday…” thing.
This week… well, this week’s been almost the opposite of last week. It’s 11:30 on Tuesday night as I write this; don’t worry, I haven’t been working all day. To be honest, the ice on Monday and the snow that’s going to start any moment for Wednesday (it’s why I’m still up; I love watching the beginning of snows, and I WILL stay up until I start to see solid precipitation) has forced me, and I’m assuming you and y’all, to slow down a little.
So, so you know in the future: we’re going to go off the DISD cancellation policy. If DISD cancels during the week, the offices at
MHCC will be closed. That probably means as you receive this, you might wonder how you did on Wednesday; David is sending it out on Wednesday, despite not only being snowed in but also sick. (David, you’re a saint, and just like last week, please put this in italics and leave it in like you didn’t read it; but seriously, you’re great and we love you very much, please feel better soon.) We do ministry in the slow times and the fast times–and I’m not just talking about Zane, Kathy, Greg, David and I. I mean all of us.
Some weeks, we’ll go 90 miles an hour. Sometimes, we’ll go nine if we’re lucky. But as long as we’re moving forward, towards and in the Reign of God, it’s *something*. And it’s fantastic and kind of wonderful.
This week in worship, we’ll be dealing with the feeding of the 5,000 men (not including women and children) and Jesus telling us that “I AM the Bread of Life.” Bring an appetite! (Also, if we’re still doing Wednesday night, definitely bring an appetite then; I’ve made two big pots of soup and I don’t want to eat all of it by myself over a fortnight. That’s neither here nor there.)
I look forward to seeing you, God and weather willing, Wednesday at some point. And if not, I certainly and verily look forward to seeing you Sunday. Shalom y’all,