This week I want to say thank you. Thank you for being the church in a difficult season! Maybe I shouldn’t have been, but I was blown away (pun intended) by how many of you were willing to come in the rain to worship the Lord together. Now, had we known the turn the weather was going to take, we probably wouldn’t have met outside! Glad we got out right in time… That aside, I was encouraged by our church’s desire to worship, even in the mist and rain. Our dedication to corporate worship – praising the Lord together – says a lot about what we prioritize in our own lives. That decision to worship together will be a necessary counter-cultural witness in the days and years ahead. As we are tempted to worship other (even good) things and fight over lesser things, the decision to make Jesus our priority, and to make loving one another our goal, will be a great witness to a watching world. I’m thankful to be a part of a humble, faithful, resilient, united, loving, and worshiping church. Thanks to all of you who joined, all of you who helped make it happen, and those of you who helped pack things up when the weather got crazy! That was a Lord’s Day I won’t soon forget, even if it wasn’t exactly what we would have planned!