I had a great day today. It started with a little bit of pampering – a facial here, and a manicure there – and ended with an evening of great fellowship at my church. Let me share the details with you:
[I’ll leave off the particulars about the facial and the manicure, though. Sometimes, you just have to treat yourself to something special. However, I was incredibly fortunate to be on the receiving end of a gift that allowed me to enjoy these two experiences at no cost to me. Truly, God is in the details!]
This evening, our children’s ministry team got together for a game night. We were attempting to play Pictionary, and I admit that – among all of the talents that God has blessed me with – playing Pictionary is not one of them.
Anyway, it was nice to be able to laugh at myself. I can play the piano, write reasonably well, and do other things with competence, but draw? Nooo. Time-limited, free-form drawing about seemingly unrelated things is not one of my strengths!
Even so, the evening was relaxing and filled with laughter – honestly, it was just what I needed. Eventually, we realized that our group would fare better if we played the game with a biblical theme, and so we gave it a go.
I was tasked with rendering the “pillar of cloud by day/pillar of fire by night” image from the book of Exodus. It’s funny how we read Bible stories over and over again and are familiar with them, but let me tell you – trying to draw them with a couple of colorful dry erase markers, no written numbers or words, and a timer is a whole different kettle of fish!
Thankfully, my team was able to interpret my attempt at drawing and piece the story together. In my haste, I actually drew the pillar of fire during the day, and the pillar of cloud at night, but my teammates figured it out anyway. 😀
So, I fully understand and appreciate that Pictiomary is not my game, but I still had a great time anyway!
Fellowship is a good and very necessary thing. In fact, I think this image captures the essence of fellowship best:
Just like any other kind of food, fellowship is a vital part of our lives. God wired us to be in community, and I’m very grateful to be plugged into a couple of good ones.
Anyway, I had a fun, low-key day. I’m grateful for it, and even though drawing is not my forte, it was nice to be able to laugh at myself (and – if I’m honest – laugh at a few others, too!). 😉
Today, my prayer is as follows: Dear God, thank You for a day of fun and relaxation. You know it was just what I needed, and that these blessings came at no cost to me made them all the more sweet. Thank You for your continual tenderness toward me! In Your name I pray, Amen.