Today was church day. The day of church. The day we go to church … until 4pm! Yes at The Salvation Army we just can’t get enough of Jesus … and cups of tea!
While the morning service was good (I was more focused on the smell of the paint, the lack of the platform, the echo of the speakers with there being no carpet, the small patch of missing pain behind the big screen, the uneven amounts of paint on the tiles by the hatch, the out of time clapping and probably more things – #AspieIssues), the afternoon service was very thought provoking and my senses where so far into overdrive that I tried to ignore them … plus I knew I would get sweets at the end of it (I’m sorry)
The Sally Army flag is a staple part of the image for us. The Boss (my new term for my officers!) made the best point about our flag, it is never lowered or at half mast … because God is never gone or out the country or dead! Through Godly Play, we explored the representations of the flag colours … so simply, just 3 colours – blue, red & gold/yellow
Yellow – for the power of God and the Holy Spirit
Red for blood of Christ that was shed for us
Blue for the purity of God
I took a picture because it was so beautiful.
With all this beauty that I see of God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit, why do I feel so un-beautiful?
I feel like a failure. I feel like I’m behind on life. I feel like I’m not following my plan for my life …. I know you’re going to say ‘Well God has a plan for us all’ .. AH HA I know! but I don’t like not knowing, I raise you your quote and give you this quote ‘Ask and you shall receive’ … I’m askin’ an’ he ain’t tellin’
I want to yell “Just tell me for Gods sake” … maybe its for Gods sake that I love him, trust in him and travel the paths when he reveals them to me? – that has just popped into my mind, scary!
Side note:- a lady from our church family was Promoted to Glory recently (Sally Army term for passed away, love it!), please think of my church family and her small family in your prayers as we adapt to life without her.
2nd side note for Sam :- this is my analysis of my thinking at the moment, not a reflection …