Yesterday was a day of blessings for me. Church is always interesting, but this time was even more so. Our house guest was the speaker of the day; he had just finished a two day seminar of Celestial Beings and other Other-worldly, yet biblical, entities and was planning to finish with further teaching on the book of Jude. I had promised, and delivered to him, my special B&B breakfast – a delightful presentation of a French toast sandwich made with cinnamon swirl bread held together with a cream cheese-pecan filling and served with a warm apricot-orange sauce. The table conversation with such a learned man was challenging and substantive.
The excitement came from expecting Matthew, Becky and little Katherine to join us at church. To see and hold my first great grandbaby – wow! Who can believe this? It all seemed like unreality, while at the same time there was a deep joy in knowing that there is a continuation of my heritage.
Their arrival was somewhat delayed by Katherine’s plumbing mishap and resultant bath and clothes change, but in the middle of worship time, there they stood! Pastor later announced her arrival and I had an opportunity to stand to show her off to the entire assembly.
The meeting didn’t end until 2:00 p.m., not unusual. Alan and Amy’s family joined us all at home where I had a fresh batch of soup in the crock pot. Conversation, plus the usual group photo confusion, followed. Another amazing feature of the day was that we sat outside on the patio, in our shirt sleeves, for the picture taking. This is January in Maryland, for heaven’s sake!
After everyone left, the dust settled and quiet returned, I simply praised the Lord for His multiplied blessings. My quiver is indeed full.