Monday, September 15, 2008

Sunday...a Day of Thanks, Monday... a Day of Thanks Yous!

First...My Sunday School Class was exactly what God intends for it to be on Sunday...two or more gathered together where He is present and working among them! I am so grateful for every one's words and prayers. Those who said "Stick it out!" Thanks!
Those who said " Church is supposed to be a place where you feel peaceful and feel better after leaving...so may be you should leave!" Thank you... because you gave me permission to have my feelings and I needed that!
For the offers of vandalism...Thank you and I really love you for always making me laugh!
For the reminder of Ephesians about speaking the truth in love...a big Thank you as I for one can't be reminded of that one enough...truly humbling scripture for me and my little, okay, big mouth!
I did go back to class...I was very nervous...not for myself but for the teacher...I had only empathy for him. It must be difficult right now to separate your political beliefs at this moment of time in our country and then the added burden of teaching. I acquired this empathy because of your prayers and by speaking to others from the class who approached me. I was encouraged by their support of my words that day. One a Democrat, the other a Republican and both felt as I did...that politics should be left out of our lesson.
The Teacher's devotion this time moved me to tears and my heart was immediately put at rest and I think the Teacher felt the same. He said that some one from the class had approached him last Sunday after church and spoke with him about disagreements in our class and the teacher wanted to share this devotion because of it...It was a speech from John Paul II about love and unity for the church. I was filled with compassion for our teacher, as he is a good man who is serving God...it was a great lesson and I hope everyone felt the peace that I felt.
Thank you again...I am off to watch The Bonnie Hunt Show!!

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad everything worked out and that you feel better about the class! Have fun watching Bonnie!

Blog Stalker said...

So glad to hear that everything turned out so good. For both of you as well as all those in the class.

Have fun with Bonnie!

jill jill bo bill said...

Thank goodness all worked out!! We don't get Bonnie until 5pm.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Dang it - I need a tissue!

Isn't it amazing how God is SO much bigger than we give Him credit for.

I'm SO glad you stuck it out and were blessed!!!

Kendrawolf said...

God is so good!!!

Diane said...

Glad it all worked out for you :). Oh, and I just read your 'What to wear' post and I say totally ignore that nitwit from What Not To Wear. As long as you look good and feel comfortable, wear whatever the hell you want! Life is too short to play by somebody else's rule!

Rhonda said...

Hey, I'm glad it all worked out!!

LoLo said...

I am so glad that it went well!! Im going to try seffner presbyterian this sunday so I will let you know how it goes..maybe I will find a church there as it is frustrating and I just want to find a place to call our church home. If you could pray that I keep an open mind and know that no church is going to be perfect. Love you

Karyn said...

Yea! I love that someone else pulled the teacher aside. He would really have felt like crap if you had not gone- so glad you braved another class.
I love it when a plan comes together!

Dawn said...

I'm glad everything worked out for everyone!!

Z's Mom said...

That's awesome! Glad everything worked out....:)