Wednesday, April 15, 2020

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you and happy blessed Easter.  Due to a new work schedule, I was off last Friday.  To take full advantage of that day, my plan was to get up at my normal work time, get ready for the day, start laundry, clean the bathroom, and work on some other chores before meeting a couple friends for a walk and celebrate Good Friday Mass.  I had my morning all planned.  Got up at normal time…nope, slept in about an hour.  Okay, that was kind of nice.  I got ready for the day, started laundry, and headed to clean the bathroom until I was distracted with…”Send a Good Friday message.”  Okay.  I sat down and sent a Good Good Friday message and prayer to a few friends, and another, and another, and another as the Lord placed each particular person on my heart.  Two and a half hours later I hadn’t even made it to the bathroom and I was on the verge of being late to meet my friends for our walk.   Well, I guess my plans weren’t His plans.  I remember a few times while sending out those messages I thought, “I need to stop and get back to my list.”, but then I was quickly corrected with “This is what I want you to be doing.”  Although I shouldn’t have been, I was surprised by the responses I received.  “God works in amazing ways.  Thank you.”  “I need all the prayers I can get.”  “I really needed this.”  “I truly need the prayers at this time.”  “Thank you so much for the text and being a vessel of Jesus Christ.  I needed this this morning.”  “Your prayers were delivered right on time.”  “Love that you are thinking about little ol’ me.”  I had no idea so many people needed and longed for a word from God Friday morning.  I am but one person and you are but one person, yet if we listen and act upon His call, He can physically reach and speak to many.  Yes, some times we just long for that physical presence of the Lord.  During Holy Week we remember and celebrate the last supper or our Lord.  I’m sure you all have a pretty vivid image of His last supper, right?  A farewell dinner with friends, but also the institution of the Eucharist for generations to come.  Luke 22:19 “This is My body which is given for you.”  Luke 22:20 “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.”  There are a few things that I miss about not being able to go to church to attend Mass, but the greatest is not being able to physically receive Christ in the Eucharist.  I pray that both you and I will always long and desperately desire to be in the physical presence of Christ our Lord and Savior.  Bless others and be blessed.       

Quick reminder, our next Walking with Emmaus walk is Saturday, April 18, 2020, 10:00 AM at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve.  Click on the Walking with Emmaus tab for all the details.  I hope to see you there…at a socially acceptable distance.  :0)

#DannyGokey – Undertow

7 thoughts on “Wednesday, April 15, 2020

  1. Thanks Shelly! I too miss church. I’m filling in for our streaming guy who had surgery, so I do get to be in church while filming. I usually am able to settle in during the sermon because it’s only one camera, but it’s just not quite the same! Sounds like you & Brian are doing well. I hope to be able to come to the walk in April. Will have to put it on my phone or I’ll forget😊 Thanks for your 3rd day post. I ❤️❤️❤️them!!! Amy

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  2. Thank you always being open to go in the flow of the voice of the Holy Spirit; we may call it distraction. It is so funny when we have our schedule all planned out, then everything we wanted to do change. I was reading this morning from Psalm 31:14-15 NIV ” I trust you, Lord; You are my God. My times are in your hands.” Thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to you last week to reach out to me to say you was thinking about me and prayed for me.

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