I had a wonderful moment in worship yesterday (in addition to the hearing and preaching of the Gospel). It’s a moment that I suspected would come eventually but I was still caught by surprise when I saw it. It was so uber cute and I’m glad I got to share it with the congregation (at least with those who were sitting along the aisle and could see).
About half way through the final hymn I got up and approached the altar to silently pray. I thanked God for sustaining me through a busy morning (2 worship services) after a night where Mayah (my 1 year old) did not sleep much. I asked that His holy Word would continue to work in the hearts of those who heard it this morning and I praised God for His awesomeness, love and grace.
Upon turning around to walk out my wonderful moment happened; my little girl was excitedly walking down the aisle towards me.
[Mayah just started walking this past week so we are still smitten with the cuteness of it all]
My heart melted as I got down on one knee with my arms open wide; waiting to receive my little girl. I could see smiles cascading down the aisle of those privileged enough to be able to witness this moment. When Mayah got to me she lunged into my arms as if she could hardly wait to get there. I scooped her up and proudly walked up the aisle with a huge smile on my face.
For me it served as another great reminder of God’s blessings in my life. It was extremely difficult to get out of bed on Sunday morning after only sleeping a couple hours and the coffee was barely able to give me the boost I needed. With a lot on my mind, God was faithful to send His Holy Spirit to give me what I needed to lead worship and preach the Gospel. And to top it off (like icing on a cake), God sent my little girl down the aisle as if to say, “You are loved“.
What a moment :-)
I do feel blessed and not just because I have a wonderful little girl and loving wife, but that I have an awesome God who loves me so much. God was faithful so that He may be glorified through this weak and tired body of mine.
So many wonderful moments and blessings all around.
What a great day.
What an awesome God!
The pastor -|—