I think my favorite thing about having a lifestyle blog is I can write about anything....even my day. And today, I was so stinking blessed by something so small-and yet-not so small...I had to share.
This morning, I slipped my phone in my purse and willed myself to keep it there till I was done with Bible study and voting for the president of the United States. The. President. Isn't that crazy? It always looks so intense on the ballot, too, when I step into my little booth. "What say you, Katie....?"
But this morning, I stepped into the church which has quite honestly become my haven from the world. Where theology doesn't change, the Word of the Lord isn't argued but upheld with greatest respect, and we trust and obey. The crowd is older, the songs are hymns, and the time is sweeter because of those sturdy deep roots. In this world, where everything is up for debate, even the words of my Sweet Jesus...I fall into my Tuesday morning Bible studies like a child against her mother. It's a sweet rest.
And this morning, as I descended into the church basement, I could hear them...singing their opening song.
".....the greatest thing in all my life, is loving You...."
I stopped right there on the steps, and leaned against the wall, my sisters just on the other side. I pressed my hand and my forehead against the cool blocks and let the tears flow. I found myself so completely thankful in that moment for the reminder I was not alone, and this Jesus was WORTH continuing on for.
These women believed, unwaveringly, in the Gospel, in Jesus....for 50+ years. And they're still here. Singing, studying, growing and sharing.
The thing which convinces me most--about anything--is it's consistency. Has it ever changed? Will it last? Does it stick?
And the Word of the Lord endures forever. It can be read, and taken for what it says with no understanding of Greek literature. The Words on the page will never.....ever....change.
This truth, coupled with the legacy of Jesus followers around me bolsters me in ways I deeply needed. I grew up in a space like this and it warms me to the core to have it again.
I suppose I don't have anything else to say here except...I was so blessed today and had to share. Sisters, isn't it so sweet to trust in Jesus? That we can simply take Him at His Word and know He's good for it?
Tis truly so sweet