So, I just had the privilige of delivering the message I posted below.
I am exhausted!!!
What an amazing privilige, what an awesome opportunity.
The band rocked!!! Every week I think “This is as good as it gets– They’ve got it” Better every week, they get better. They opened with “Machine head” by Bush. I’d never heard Al do such a hard-rocking song. They were unbelieveable.
God is so funny. He set up a perfect situation for me to get ready. Everything before the first service couldn’t have been smoother.
And then, between the services, there were all these challenges. Troubles with the kids. Complication with small groups. I spilled my stupid cup of water. It was like I had this practice run, and then there was going to be the real thing, the real challenge, right in the middle of life as it happened.
Both times there were things I forgot. I almost wanted to storm the stage both times, during that last song. I wanted to say “Hey, wait a minute. I forgot to mention this.” Or “I didn’t explain how this connects to that”
The whole thing is an important exercise in the fact that it all belongs to God, anyway. I am comfortable with the idea that I prepared as much as I could, and the rest belongs to Him.