We have exactly 13 days until the wedding. Call me crazy but I'm not stressed yet. I have been trying to make lists of lists so that I don't forget anything. I've already forgotten lots.
I'm trying to focus on the important things...
This weekend, on Saturday, we spent some time with our Gourmet Club friends. I wasn't sure how I would feel about Korean food. I like it.
Today, Easter Sunday, we went to see our oldest daughter and went to church with her. Her church had a very moving drama. I cried from the first scene all the way through the end to worship. Everyone did. The entire congregation.
It wasn't your typical Easter passion play. It was the story of a man named Charlie who was in the hospital, dying. And two other roommates. It was narrated from the perspective of his doctor, whose life Charlie touched with his celebration of Christ's love.
Three men, dying. One spent his last days attempting to keep his company alive and his money growing. He spent his last days celebrating his monetary gains in life. Another man held onto fear. Fear of dying. Fear of leaving a life he knew and loved. And then there was Charlie. Charlie who celebrated every moment as a gift from the Lord. Charlie who taught that true success is living for the things that will outlive you.
At the end, I was in awe of God. As we sang the words of Horatio Spafford ,...
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.