This morning I was reading Isaiah 26 and the second half of verse 8 jumped out at me:
Your name and renown [Lord] are the desire of our hearts. (NIV)
My Observation: It’s all about “heart”…without it appearance, words, & deeds are empty. I saw some HUGE hearts on Sunday. I was Blessed and I have to believe God smiled…
Sunday, our church held its 7th annual Car and Bike Show on our lawn. It’s come to be a great annual event that draws many from the community and offers a chance for car and bike (the motor and the pedal-types) enthusiasts to show off their toys and those who don’t have the toys to check them out, even drool (in a dignified way, of course).
The afternoon is always filled with cars & bikes, food, music, a dunk tank, a jump house, and tons of conversation. As in past years, we had a lot of people and the lawn was filled with cars. People come and hang out for 10 minutes or for three hours…it’s all good!
If that were all it was about, we’d call it good and start planning next year…
But that is not what it was about. As Pastor John put it Sunday morning, “it’s about people.”
It was about people.
It was about community.
It was about getting out of the “cube” in the corner of the lot on 2827 Flint avenue we call “church” and being the tangible hands and feet of Jesus.
Being the true Jesus.
The one that cares unconditionally and that is approachable and interested in talking without any “hitch” or angle – just being a friend.
I saw that. I heard it. I saw people at worship.
For sure, God smiled.