29 August 2010
Sunday's This and That
Matins, Bible Class and Divine Services are wrapped up, bulletin finished up and shipped off to Joanie for next Sunday, getting ready to meet with Zach to discuss the history of Lutheran liturgy from a musical perspective, Dave and Jo due over at around 3 for cards and dinner. Yup, it's a winner of a day. And the triumph of St. John the Baptist, being Forerunner even in death, just makes the ordinary, mundane things of life that much sweeter. St. John points to the one thing needful, and if you have HIM, the Lamb of God, then there's just joy over any little extras that you get to savor along the way. John's life was like that. It was free and joyful because HE was free and joyful being nothing but a testimony to His Lord. He didn't have to be a somebody. He could grow less and less as Christ grew more and more. And that's how he's the greatest of those born of women. Did he say grace before he munched on the hoppers? He could face the executioners sword without fear - he was free. Death would never be the end of him. You or me either. So joy, overflowing joy in the big gifts and then joy also in the little ones that grace our way. Even the hoppy kind!
Posted by William Weedon at 12:54 PM