Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy Lord's Day to you.

Normally our family would be preparing to go to church at this time, however, 3 out of the 5 of us are feeling under the weather this morning. Not to worry though, we will still be able to join together to worship in our very own living room.  Our little church has a big radio ministry outreach that broadcasts our church service live every Sunday morning all over the mountain.  Because there are many tiny little communities that stretch for nearly 100 miles, the broadcast signal can be heard from well over an hour away in some places.  It's a wonderful ministry for our elderly shut-ins who cannot attend church for health reasons, as well as us young moms caring for sick children.
I always feel right at home as I hear my husband's sweet voice in song, or a dear friend reading scriptures over the air waves.  It's a bit of a mixed blessing though when you're attending.  More than once when our children were young toddlers, they would decide to say something very loudly during a quiet moment, and  we'd get teased about it from friends who heard it from their car.  Even more embarrassing is the two year old's tantrum heard over the entire mountain.  It's just proof that it's not a "studio" recording.

Whether we're driving back from a weekend in the big city, or out camping  high up on our mountain, we flip on our radios promptly at 11:00am and pull out our bibles to hear a word from the Lord.  It's certainly not a good substitute or as wonderful as gathering together in person to fellowship with friends, but it's nice to know that we can still feel connected even when we've got the flu.

"And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." Hebrews 10:24-25

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