Lost in the Presence of God

Last night was a “Night of Worship – Set Ablaze to Sing His Praise.” They flew in a worship band and I had the night off. I shut my eyes and got lost in worship.

Why would I do that? Because that is where you see Jesus!

Acts 22:17-18, “…After I was back in Jerusalem and praying one day in the Temple, lost in the presence of God, (18) I saw Him, saw God’s Righteous Innocent…” The Message

It was a glorious night! Everyone wore their free tee shirts and glow stick necklaces. Afterward, we were treated to strawberry shortcakes and whipped cream.

The band borrowed a keyboard and Derek’s cymbals and snare drum. We went backstage after the concert to pack up our equipment. Then we visited with the band.

The keyboard player found out I also played. She asked, “When was the last time you got to just worship.”

“It’s been years,” I replied.

“I hear you sister!” she said, “I’ve been there.”

We forget the band members do not have many opportunities to “get lost in the presence of God.” Take advantage of every opportunity you get!

July 14, 2019: Acts 22-24.

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Hello to Mary

“A lot of good it does to write your last name on your dishes at a family reunion! Everyone has the same last name!” Cousin Brenda

The reunion was for David’s mothers’ family. We ate, visited, played “Corn Hole” and “Dutch Blitz.” We even exchanged a few recipes.

“Laura, what did you bring to the potluck?”


“What’s in it?”

“Water, rice, cream of chicken soup, …Derek, you didn’t get my casserole!”

“I wasn’t thirsty.”

“Mom, you didn’t either!”

“I’m allergic to water.”

All joking aside – we caught up on each other’s lives and sent greetings to those who could not attend.

Romans 16:6, “Hello to Mary. What a worker she has turned out to be!” The Message

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“Six persons are known by this name in the New Testament. This one is unknown apart from this reference.” New International Version Study Bible Notes

We think of Mary as the one who sat at Jesus’ feet and Martha as the worker. Here is another “Mary” who was known for being a worker.

July 13, 2019: Romans 15-16; Acts 21.

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