I just got back from the airport and picking up my wife! She’s home and that alone makes it a great day. Add to that the fact I got to meet with my accountability guys this morning at my house and cooked ’em breakfast and it gets better. But then throw in that we rescheduled our staff meeting for the morning and it’s great – now that I can spend the night with my wife (yep kids, you’re going to bed early). And then I got the numbers from the weekend and we had 137 people with us on Sunday (including 15 first time guests) and that’s 61 more people than last year at this time – well, it’s a fantastic day.
I don’t know what was going on last year, but when I see that we had our lowest attendance EVER one year ago and then this year we had one of our higher ones (at least for summer time), I’m pumped. I think the message went well. Enjoyed having the kids play a part in it. Music was good (even if it was a little loud). Still, middle of summer, first pleasant day in a week, and we still had over 130 – God’s up to something.
Forgot to mention what may be an answer to prayer too. Got an email from one of our first time guests that really made my day. It encouraged me by highlighting our greeters, our signage and our music, but what really perked my ears was when they mentioned that they are a video production major who has a passion for helping churches and would love to help us! That’s a prayer I started praying more specifically just this week! Now I may be premature, but I’m still excited that God is at least listening.
Hope your day is as great as mine’s been. Only thing better might be dinner ALONE with my wife.