I’ve been thinking about yesterday’s meetings for worship most of the day, and I’m still not sure I am clear about what it was all about.
The first two services, we had good sharing in open worship, and I shared this message from John 18 on Peter’s denial. But I don’t know quite how to describe third service. I had a sense that something was wrong, that we were missing it, that something was keeping us from what God wanted for us. It was quite strong, but I didn’t know what it was or what to do about it. I wrestled with it all through open worship, and ended up not giving the message I prepared.
I did my best to respond to the Spirit, but I’m not sure that I ever completely got out what I was being led to share. In one sense, it led to some confusion for some; in another sense, we all felt the presence of God’s Spirit in the extended silence and sharing. God is at work in us, but I’m not sure we’re quite understanding how yet.