When it rains, it pours. You've heard that one before, right? And you know some other gems that comes from Murphy's Law? "If anything can go wrong, it will."
Welcome to Super Conference week at Victory Baptist Church.
I know from experience that, when you've got a revival week of some sort--such as we do this week--that Satan will be fighting extra hard to cause problems. To mess things up.
We got bad news from a family member over the weekend. Nothing horribly catastrophic, but it's not pleasant and there's not a thing we can do about it.
Sunday morning the septic tank at church clogged and the bathrooms quit working. We got it fixed Monday morning, at a cost of $300.
Our entire family was sick for the two weeks before Super Conference. (See yesterday's post.)
Our organist has business meetings scheduled out of town for this week.
Our song leader and pianist cannot be here for the last meeting on Friday night.
I got a flat tire on the way home from the meeting tonight. I ran over something in the road, bent the rim and ripped a chunk out of the tire.
Once the tire was fixed, we took one of the speakers out to get a bite to eat. After we finished eating and were ready to head home (about 11:30), Terry got a call to go pick up a dead body. When Matt is working or sleeping, Terry takes the shift. So he won't get home until about 2:00 in the morning.
We gotta laugh because that's the only way to get through it. But if you wanted to pray a little extra for us this week we could really use it.
On the upside, we heard two fantastic sermons tonight. The first one was from I Samuel 17, the story of David and Goliath. Verse 29 quotes David as saying, "Is there not a cause?" Really challenging about fighting for God's cause. The second sermon was taken from Revelation 2, where the church at Ephesus is described as having left their first love.
After hearing those two sermons, I can see why Satan keeps fighting!