I peeked my head around the garage and saw this. What is he doing? I thought. Doesn't he know it's a 100 degrees outside?
I like to watch him measure and work with his tools. This always amazes me when he is doing precise stuff. So I asked him, "Mike, what are you doing?"
He said "I'm building a cross. For the Church. God has laid it on my heart to build 3 crosses to put out by the road and I'm going to light up the middle one. Jesus is the light.". Could my heart have melted any more at that moment in time? I think not.
And he built all 3 of them. They are at the church now waiting for the holes to be dug. I'll take a picture when they are all set up.
I am just to taken back at the change before my eyes. To see him make those crosses, it sure was something. The family came out to watch just in time for him to drill in 5 or 6 inch screws into the cross and boy let me tell you, that caused a moment of reflection for all of us.
We had a great Father's Day & I hope everyone else did too. The preaching was awesome at church. We had a great day together as a family. My poor parents could not say the same. They went to their church and did not get such a pleasant sermon. On Father's Day of all days...... they sat down to hear a wonderful sermon and instead were introduced to the Church's lawyer who also happens to be a pastor and he informed the entire congregation that the board had fired the Pastor of the Church. (Pause for shocking intake of breath!) He then said that they would not tell anybody why on that day but if they wanted to know why they could come on Wed. night and they would give the full story. ( Pause for a what the heck moment?) All he would tell them was that the Pastor wasn't taking the church in the direction they wanted it to go and that the pastor was more interested in being a teacher than a pastor. Mom said one couple was so angry they stormed out of the building and then others followed. I gotta tell ya, I would have done the same thing. Father's Day was ruined for hundreds of people over there. Everybody loved Pastor Seth. I loved Pastor Seth. Pastor Seth's sermons were journal entry sermons. You always had great notes to take and learned so many things from him. He was really funny too. I mean really funny. They Pastor he replaced was my wonderful pastor for years and years and although we loved his annointed preaching you NEVER got to talk to him. You had to make an appointment Tuesday through Friday from 9 to 5. He taught us only. So I don't understand the whole firing because he taught & not pastored thing. Um, we've never been truly pastored there. Plus, the former pastor had the church in bankruptcy and other churches in town were fighting over who was going to get to buy the big ole church on the hill. It was in the papers, it was ugly. But Pastor Seth turned the finances around, sent back equiptment that wasn't being used that was being paid for and the companies actually took it back!! He renegociated every debt and eliminated so much waste that the church didn't have to close and actually was paying off debt. Hmm, that sounds like pastoring to me. My mom is slowly dying and is hospitalized a lot. Our former pastor never came to visit her, he sent other pastors. Pastor Seth has come to visit himself at least 3 times that I know of. That sure sounds like pastoring to me. I don't get it. I feel hurt and I sure do feel bad for the folks still at True Life Church because they lost a wonderful pastor. My poor dad, it ruined his day. He sure did love Pastor Seth and his family. My mom did too. They have a brand new baby also. I know how wonderful that family is though and I know God will guide them to a better place. A place with less drama I hope. Oh but my heart hurts for them, truly he was a wonderful pastor. I don't care what anybody on the board says.
Well, we had a wonderful weekend otherwise and I sure hope everyone else did too. My daughter and I had a great experience praying out loud together praying the prayer of agreement and the prayer was answered immediately and boy was she just so excited. I was too but being 9 and having an immediate answer that you prayed for was over the top for her. Thank you Lord for doing that for us as I teach her to pray. You are the BEST!!