Sunday, November 09, 2008

Soul Food

I love my church. We are there nearly every Sunday, and not out of a sense of obligation but because we love it and we want to be there. But this morning as I sat in church, my mind wandered. As we prayed, I thought about how I need new jeans, and wondered if I could work that into the budget this week. As we sang and the words of the praise songs came out of my mouth, I thought about how maybe we could work an Astros spring training game into our trip to Florida next March. For some reason, I just wasn't "into it" this morning.

Then our Director of Women's Ministries got up to give the sermon this morning, and once she began, I was rapt from word one. Because - and I swear this happened - she said, "Bubba's Sis, this message is for YOU, because it is something YOU need to hear! So pay attention!" I looked around to see if anyone else noticed. They didn't appear to. But her words rang so true to my personal life right now, I'm certain she was speaking straight to me. How could this be? How could she know that, like the Samaritan woman at the well, I am thirsty? How could she know exactly what I struggle with, and that the "well" I go to Every. Day. is not quenching my thirst? That if I would only realize it, Jesus is waiting for me at that well, waiting for me to accept the Living Water that only He can give me, the only thing that will quench my thirst? Her words cut so deep into my soul that tears sprang to my eyes, and I could not keep them from spilling over. Yes, God truly spoke to me this morning thru her, and fed my soul so much of what it needs right now.

I love it when that happens.

After church, we went to lunch - and it was soul food of a different kind! Delicious fried green tomatoes, crawfish etouffee, and sweet tea. I love living in the South because the food? Is heavenly. I even had enough left over to bring it home and eat it again for dinner.

I love it when that happens, too.

Yes, my soul was fed today, not once but twice. That's a good day, indeed.

5 comments:

D... said...

I'll say that's a good day!

cjh said...

Well, good! E-mail me what church you go to...

Debbie said...

I've had that same "Now how does this minister know all this about me?" feeling more than once. And yes, our food down here is great!

Tales From the Eurovan said...

Love it! I just love when God grabs a hold of us and speaks to us in no uncertain terms!
Take care,
Julie

Well Behaved Krissy said...

I'm needing one of those days HARD CORE