This weekend I have cleaned out stuff and taken it over to Value Village. That felt good – like I got something concrete done.
Rachelle arrived on Saturday night with Ronin and will be here for a week. It is good to have them here. Today Rachelle and Leo went to see American Gangster and I got to babysit. I don’t get to do that everyday. Maybe that is good! I think I would get tired. but for a few hours, I can handle it.
Yesterday I spoke in the morning service. There were not many people out. Some of the congregation I know went over to the armories for the Remembrance Day Service there. Our service was less geared to a military remembrance, more a remembering those in lands where there is no peace. An al bodies values our physicd the sermon was on the resurrection – more precisely on our belief as Christians in the resurrection of the body. And that belief has implications for how we treat our bodies. If God values our physical bodies, then we should perhaps treat them with both more respect, caring for them now and with less fear for what will happen to them. Most of all we don’t want to get sidetracked into the belief that our spirits are on a sort of higher spiritual plane than the rest of us. God created us in such a way that our body, soul and spirit are somehow integrated into who we really are, and he desires to reside at the core the of our beings. Our humanness seems to bring him great delight and I believe he is longing to restore us to the state he intended for us at creation.
From my sermon:
When I think about God wanting to restore us in our bodies at the resurrection, to restore us to the state he intended for us at creation and indeed to restore all of creation, I come face to face with a great mystery. Perhaps my right attitude to being human is to acknowledge that God wants to be present at each moment of my human existence.
Any way, that was the gist of it.
And I got to play a David Crowder song that I really like – Come Awake – from the CD Collision
Are we left here on our own?
Can you feel when your last breath is gone?
Night is weighing heavy now
Be quiet and wait for a voice that will say
Come awake, from sleep arise
You were dead, become alive
Wake up, wake up, open your eyes
Climb from your grave into the light
Bring us back to life
You are not the only one who feels like the only one
Night soon will be lifted, friend
Just be quiet and wait for a voice that will say
Rise, rise, to life, to life
Light will shine
Love will rise
Light will shine, shine, shine, shine
He’s shining on us now
So, all in all, it was a good weekend and a busy one. Today I mostly relaxed and did nothing of great significance. I needed a lazy day.