in the middle of worship this morning and I couldn’t stop to answer the phone. Yes, Chris Rock is still my ringtone. It is normally my habit to turn the ringer off before I enter the church. I did the same thing today, but it came back on in the middle of church service, but fortunately I was up in the sound booth, and only the folks up there with me heard it.
Another habit I have been practicing a little longer is sacrificing something for Lent. I am not Catholic or any type of Orthodox religion. I just appreciate the season. I was thoroughly amused when a friend asked me what I gave up for Lent. I have been doing this long enough that folks who know me know.
One of the things I chose was to praise God everyday in a very physical way. So on FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, Instagram and here I posted my praise in the form of His Word. It was interesting to see which scriptures resonated with my friends.
I also believe that it is not a sacrifice unless it cost you something. How can I offer to God something that is free to me? How can I offer something that means nothing to me? So I sacrificed things that I valued.
As I approach this last week before Easter, this Holy Week, I am reminded that He is a Holy Uncreated God. Everything I see is created, He is not created. Even though I cannot wrap my finite mind around this, it is true.
I am also reminded as I make my way to the cross this week with millions of other Christ followers, that the way to the cross is not paved in gold bricks and lavished meals.
It was on a dirt road, with a heavy cross and lots of onlookers who were not willing to help. He endured the pain of the cross for me. Praise God.