Meanderings

Written by cycleguy on April 1st, 2018

This is a Sunday meandering post. So many thoughts going through my head I don’t know what to do with them all.

It all started out on Friday when I visited the hospital on my day off to see an older lady whose husband went to be with Jesus about a week or so before Christmas. They would have celebrated 50 years this Spring. She has been extremely lonely but continued to go on. Until last Sunday night when she found herself in the ER and ultimately admitted (I will withhold medical condition). Surgery Monday didn’t tell them much (translated: nothing). She has been in and out of Progressive/Critical Care all week long. Saturday (yesterday) I was in the hospital visiting a very sick woman and her family.

I also visited another man whose condition has worsened over the past couple weeks. The good thing? I was able to lead him to salvation. The interesting thing is he is stone deaf and his hearing aids weren’t working. I tried three times to talk to him but he could not hear me. So, one morning as I prayed, I asked God how I could reach him. I typed it out and left it with him. After having it read to him, he had his wife sign on the line (he could not grip a pen).  Yay!!

Saturday was a day of interruptions…all day. Long story short: I was unable to sync with the sermon so I decided to do my New Morning Mercies for Sunday a night earlier. Pay dirt! As I journaled it was liked God was saying, “Here is your sermon for Sunday.” So I got up at 3:15, came to the office, and wrote a sermon. Although it is somewhat unsettling, I have learned not to argue with God. He was there today.

Our Resurrection Sunday service went well. We had 296, but more than that, we had a good spirit.  So many thanks have to go around. WOW!  People came early to help set up.  Abram Farm Event Venue had a wedding until 12:00 last night so we could not set up until this morning. But in about an hour all chairs, tables, and things were ready to go. The Worship Team was excellent! Everyone who could helped clean up. It was a great day to be part of OVCF and part of the church. I even think the sermon went okay (so I’m told).  Out of the music set was the song I want to feature this week. I am not a fan of Hillsong but I do like Brooke (Frazier) Ligertwood. Here is her leading worship with the song.  Brooke is a real popular pop singer in Australia.  Here is one of my favorites by her.

Well…I sure was long-winded. That’s what happens when you meander. 🙂 Have a great week!!

 

12 Comments so far ↓

  1. Betty Draper says:

    A Happy Easter to you brother. I will have to listen to that sermon. We had a great message at church too, a great Good Friday service too. I love the reminders everywhere that He is not here, He is risen.

    • cycleguy says:

      Since we were at the Event Venue the sermon was not recorded. Sorry. I can send you a copy of it via email attachment. Thanks for the comment. Glad you had a good day of celebration.

  2. Lisa notes says:

    We all need to meander from time to time. Enjoyed reading how you minister to people.
    “Although it is somewhat unsettling, I have learned not to argue with God.” I’m still on the learning curve. 🙂

  3. gail Kempe says:

    Bill you are allowed to meander, you had a very full week, that is awesome that someone else is saved, praise the Lord. Through all that busyness you prepared a great sermon on resurrection sunday. Great job by the worship team too 🙂

    • cycleguy says:

      Thanks Gail for the permission to meander. I cannot take credit for the sermon however. It was purely God. I’m not fond of waiting until Sunday morning. 🙂 Appreciate your help getting things set up.

  4. It sounds to me like God was leading you perfectly through all the events of the busy weekend. So glad the Easter service was wonderful for all of you. I’ll listen to the podcast if I get a chance, but with Virginia coming over tomorrow and three days with my Mom, it may have to wait a bit.
    Blessings, Bill!

  5. Pam says:

    LOVED this post, Bill! Always thrilled to hear the story of how someone came to know Jesus as Savior! Thanks so much for sharing–both with us and with the man in the hospital!

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