The announcement for Joys and Concerns came and a mic was passed around. One man,alone,in the very front pew raised his hand. The mic was given to him. He spoke with a quiver and the heavy breathing that someone has when they are trying not to completely and totally break down in a 'Great Flood' of tears. He asked for prayers for his wife and their marriage. No prayers for him ONLY for that of his wife and a marriage that he 'doesn't think is going to make it'. :( As he was talking I couldn't help but think about my sermon. After going on and on and on about water I bring up the real point of the Exodus reading~trusting in God. I even encourage people to trust God in their family lives and marriages. These words (that I had penned a week before) flashed in my head.
I take my spot (atop my step stool) behind the pulpit and I knew God was definitely in this place!
Talk about the pressure!!I hope the young man, probably in his mid to late 30s, felt God that day! I hope he takes that HUGE leap of faith and trusts God in his marriage. I hope that his wife felt the Spirit as well where ever she was that morning.
The closing hymn that morning was Trust and Obey...I have posted the words below.