This weekend has it's good point and bad. Being a long weekend it was bound to be filled with entertainment and food. Not the best thing when fasting. Saturday was torture as Michelle got into baking mode and made tons of lovely Muffins and Scone's and.....I had to help. This is a warning. Do not assist in making food when fasting. Particularly in the early days of fasting. You will be tested to your limits. In saying that, i survived.....and then Sunday came.
On sunday we ran around for church doing quite a bit. We felt a bit overloaded but made it through in any case. We also preped lunch for the Alpha course for the Zim Refugees and Zulu's. We made hotdogs..........This is a warning. Do not assist in making food when fasting. Particularly in the early days of fasting. You will be tested to your limits. You would think I had learn't from the first time. Although in saying that it is great to help others out. I know the Zim guys don't exactly have loads of $$ and need all the help they can get. The same goes for some of the Zulu guys. It's a good thing to provide for the poor. It's scriptural as well. Same as what I mentioned in the earlier blogs. Try skip a meal and feed someone who needs it. I guess this sunday we did that.
Church was cool. Worship was great thanks to Philipa's team. I did breaking of bread a bit differently and spoke about where passover came from. It's around the Plagues and God Rescuing the Jews from Slaver, Captivity and Death by sacrificing a lamb and putting blood on the doorposts. The point being that Jesus was sitting with his disciples doing the passover meal andwas sending the same message. He was going to die as the Lamb to free everyone from Slaver, Captivity and Death. So when we break bread we should remember that. We are celebrating the opportunity to go into enternity with God. The promised land which is after death. (For now we wander through the desert of life)
As part of this i gave a mini altar call and some people came up. The interesting thing is that one of them was a moslem. He had been a church and it seems has given his life. It's going to be wonderful to see that that works out. Not many people knew who he was which was even more interesting later on as a lady came and gave a word about Moslem's becoming christians and getting to know God. Due to the persecution many moslem's are keeping it secret and hiding this from everyone and living as practicing Moslems' when in fact they are christian's. She encourage us to keep praying for the Moselm's.
All in all a good weekend.