Monday, December 8, 2008
Yesterday I preached about John the Baptizer as an example of an in-between person, one of hopes and dreams ad prophetic understanding, who was firmly rooted in his understanding of the past and who worked diligently in the present.
Today's an in-between day for me. Monday is my day off from church, but I'll be pushing hard at home to finish decorating, because Tuesday (after Presbytery) is tree day. FBC gets home from college on Thursday, so I'm planning to have her room in a decent condition. Beginning tomorrow at work, my hope is to complete, by the end of the week, the bulletins for the the Sundays and special days through January 4. That's a lot of preparing Him room, but I know that my heart will be all the more ready for the Christ Child if I can get these things done.
The congregation I serve seems similarly poised. We're planning and dreaming and putting the finishing touches on a lot of celebratory stuff, and also providing space for a wide range of needs (the hungry, those grieving, the prisoner). We had a great program last week from this group and I've heard it's transforming the holiday giving of several who attended the compelling program.