Sunday, October 11, 2009

Out of Whack

There are few, if any, things that make my week quite as off kilter as a Sunday morning at home. Friday evening I really thought my girl was over the hump, as her temp was lower without Motrin than it had been with Motrin. But alas, she cratered last evening and was pretty miserable, and I'm keeping an eye on one ear that's particularly bothering her.

And as much as I've enjoyed our snuggle times on the couch while she's been sick (reminiscent of what my man called "velcro days" when the kids were small and stuck to me like -- well, velcro!), it just felt weird to send the guys off by themselves. I miss our class discussion of the week's passage of Scripture; I miss the sermon our pastor will be preaching, which is likely to be simultaneously convicting and enouraging; I miss the sweet fellowship.

How thankful I am for God's grace in blessing me with parents in my younger years and a husband today who never asked the question on Saturday: "Are we going to church tomorrow?" It's as much a part of me as my DNA. May we never take for granted the privilege and freedom we have in this country to gather in worship. . . .and may we never let it be taken away.
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:25


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Liz said...

Missing church always puts me out of whack too. I don't know what people do when they don't go to church. I would be at a loss. Hope your little one gets to feeling better.

sara said...

oh, I agree. Even if we weren't on staff.

hope your girl feels better. we got a light version, my son is up and out already!

Cathy said...

Amen! It's definitely weird not being in church on Sundays. We're off tonight and that's pretty weird too.

KD said...

I work retail now and the only thing that defines my week is Sunday morning when I am NOT available for work and am in church. I really miss it when I am sick or something happens to make me miss this time with God's children.

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

I HATE missing church. I've been known to take my sick kids and make them lay down in Luke's office until time to go home..Lame, I know..:)

Hope she is better soon!

quilly said...

When we discuss Sunday plans it is usually along the order of, "What's on the agenda after church?" Not attending church is a very rare occurrence. Like you, we feel the week has gotten too long and is missing something vital if we don't get to church.

Lisa Spence said...

So sorry about your girl. I cracked up on the velcro description; we called my youngest son "velcro baby" because he was strongly and firmly adhered to my hip!

Suzanne said...

Great modeling, Linda...and a reminder to not take Sunday church for granted.