Monday, January 27, 2014

Reflections on Sunday

God did not disappoint us.  He came to us yesterday in His Word and Sacraments and spoke a Word of forgiveness for heavy hearts weighed down by sin; He reminded us that He has all the time in the world for us; He invited us to His table to receive a meal like none other.  Praise God for His grace and mercy.

We celebrated my mother-in-law's 85th birthday yesterday with a lovely meal served out on the patio - just could not stay in the house with such beautiful weather beckoning us outdoors.  Afterwards, my two old grandsons and I walked down to the pond at the 17th hole of our nearby golf course to feed the ducks. We climbed a tree and skipped rocks (OK, tried to skip rocks - none of us were very good).

Watched a portion of the Grammy Awards.  Half the time the sound was on "mute."  Some of the performances were, shall we say, "over the top?"  You know you are officially "old" when the audience is going crazy over something that you just don't get the significance of (like the guys wearing space helmets).  What was up with that?  Order was restored for me a couple of times and that was when Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr performed.  The former Beatles drummer sang his hit, "Photograph," and then joined Macca to sing McCartney's great song, "Queenie Eye."  With that the TV went off and so did I - to bed!  Praise the Lord for a blessed and beautiful day!