a glimpse towards Sunday 10.17.14
I didn’t calculate my soul beyond the wedding.
If you don’t know, my first-born daughter got married last Saturday. This was my first run at giving away one of my precious girls. This whole process has been wild, fun, emotional, sad, exciting, exhilarating, and draining. It’s amazing the input and output of emotions a wedding demands.
After the last out-of-town guests drove off late Sunday afternoon, I was ready to collapse. I had planned and worked and drove myself right up to the wedding, but I was blind-sided by the aftermath exhaustion.
I was spent. Sherry and I took Monday off to re-coop and nourish our souls. Long talks and long walks with my special carrot juice were exactly what we needed.
Brooklynn and Jared’s wedding was so very unique. It reflected their personalities and passions. It was creative and fun and moving. It wasn’t flashy. The focus really was on Brooklynn and Jared and not the wedding. Sherry kept talking about this, over and over again.
During our Monday conversations, Sherry and I realized what the key component was in making this wedding memorable. It was community. We had tasted a long weekend of life-giving living, and it came on the heels of rich, compelled-by-Jesus community from a number of close friends lovingly surrounding us.
This Sunday, I’d like to share a few more details about the wedding. (Just so you know, I wanted to invite the whole church, and early on suggested such. Brooklynn didn’t want a huge wedding of 1,000+ people. The bride had prerogative. Go figure.)
This Sunday I want to give you a brief glimpse into the life-giving living we enjoyed during the wedding, and push you to grabbing some for yourself.
I Peter 2:9-12 will be our text we’ll study through. Verses 11 & 12 will be our sticking point. I hope you’ll bring your Bible and a few friends. There’s more to living than working, buying, and eating wedding cake. Let’s talk!
I’m anxious to teach on Sunday. We’ll be gathering at 9 & 11 a.m. Come early to get an actual taste of life-giving living with the body at CCC. See you soon!
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BTW… Sherry and I want to thank everyone for prayers, love, well wishes, and space during this special wedding season forever marking the Scott clan. YOU are a great church, and I’m proud to be your pastor.