One of my favorite days at PCC.
I am totally amazed at the number of people who attend services with us each week and consider PCC their church home. Our congregation is so diverse that it has to be a God-thing. If “I” were the main attraction, our congregation would be 10% the size it is now.
It was good to see Renae’s niece (Tiffany) in service today. She has a job that requires her to travel across the county all year long. But when she catches a break and finds herself back in the area, she attends her home church. Very grateful.
On another note – I am overwhelmed at the amount of pain that so many people carry. It’s so easy to look across the room on Sunday mornings as people put their best foot forward and believe they’ve got it all together, when, in reality, they don’t. They are hanging on by a thread. As a pastor I hear about of all the junk that is beneath the surface – beneath public appearances – and I hurt for them…. even while I carry my own personal pain.
I could just wave my arm across the room and say, “Hey you back there, you’re facing a trial right now” and would get it right every time.
Only Jesus can minister to so many people with so many different issues at the same time.
I’ve got to say that I really enjoyed the last song in the worship set – I’m Redeemed. It was introduced two weeks ago by the youth worship team. As we sang it today it ministered to me in a way that hasn’t happened in a very long time.
I almost called an audible as I took the pulpit…..
It’s one of the most memorable stories in the Bible.
Wow is all I can say!