Sunday, December 2, 2012

On the Home Stretch...

Steve's at a meeting on the ski hill. He's on volunteer nurse ski patrol.

The girls are doing the music at the United Church of Christ at this moment.

The wedding starts at 3.

Journey starts at 5:30.

The girl's concert is at 8:30

The funeral requesting music is tomorrow at 2.

It's busy, busy. It sort of makes one's heart feel very full and empty at the same time.

Full because:
of all the amazing people we are interacting with,
of the abundant JOY and PRAISE everywere,
of the blessings poured out in encouraging one another,
and so much more...

But consumed and aching because ;
of the pain so obvious in people's lives. People are so hurting way down in the deep parts of their being that it's overwhelming.
for the simple fact that this pace is exhausting. One works hard and long and there's a tendency to forget the purpose in the moment.
there's no time for quiet introspect.  Little time for kneeling and filling up on the WORD.

The approximate numbers of people served so far in Journey:
Thursday 600
Friday 850
Saturday 1200

It's not about numbers, though, it's about hearts.

One comment card read this way:

"I haven't been to church in years and years, 
but after what I've seen tonight I really want to learn about Jesus".

There's no other purpose for what we are about. No other reason to be out there.

1 comment:

Oldqueen44 said...

Sounds very special. What a blessing to be a part of it all.