Wow, today has been an amazing day.
It started out with a delicious breakfast with my husband, Mom, Dad, Grandfather, and my Grandpa's BFF John. My mom made a traditional Scottish breakfast (something which is an expected occurrence on any holiday in my family). The meal consists of bangers (a type of sausage), bacon (more like Canadian bacon than "regular" bacon), sauteed mushrooms, friend tomatoes, scones, and (of course) lots of tea. If it was truly a Scottish breakfast, we would also include fried bread and Heinz Beans. We skip that part. It was a morning of stories and laughter.
Then off to church I go. It was a Spirit filled morning of worship with my Heavenly Father. The air was electric, energy was high. You can see and feel the Holy Spirit working through Journey, and I'm so excited to see what God has in store for our church and our community.
I spent the afternoon back with my family. We had light lunch. My mom had purchased a kiddie pool for the dogs. Our little Erin LOVED the pool. She had a wonderful time diving, sliding, and splashing in the water. We had so much fun watching her. It was just a great peaceful time together with family. Enjoying each others company.
This evening we went to my cousins house for a BBQ. I expected having a great time hanging out with my family. I didn't expect having a great time in worship with my Father. I have cousins who are missionaries in Israel. They are in the states for a short period of time, and I had the opportunity to spend the evening talking to them. Listening to their stories about people on fire for Jesus, about their life of service. Then I had an experience I never thought I would experience. My cousin leads worship at the church they've helped establish in Israel. I was sitting there humming an old hymn I had stuck in my head. Some one else heard me and started humming a long. It turned into an impromptu worship service. My cousin went and got his guitar and started playing worship songs. You'll never guess what happened next! We started singing...in HEBREW! It was so awesome. Mind you, I don't speak a lick of Hebrew. With the help of my cousins music, and his wife telling us what we were singing in English we had an amazing time praising the Lord. It was an amazing experience, one I'm not likely to ever forget. I now eagerly anticipate the day I can go spend some time with them in Israel, walking the streets Jesus walked on, and serving His Church.
Thank you, my Precious Lord, for an amazing day with you and the family you've blessed me with. Thank for fathers, and for my wonderful dad and Grandpa. I think back to a song we sang this morning in church: "All of You is more than enough for all of me, for every thirst and every need, You satisfy me with Your love, And all I have in You is more than enough." (Enough by Chris Tomlin) So true, thank you, Jesus.