The Philly local Church I attend (visit https://arcofphiladelphia.org) had Communion Service today. This year April will make the start of 10 years since I am there at that Congregation. And it’s the first time I left the Communion Service happy but sad at the same time.
I think it’s because some of those I wanted to see (and expected to see) there were not there today. I always say when we cannot make it to Church because of “good reasons” God will understand. Because there are times, for example, when we may be sick, caught up in a long delay traffic, get stuck underground in the train/subway, and such alike.
Today I almost missed Church because I could not find my keys at home. My Uber ride came and was waiting down stairs but I still could not find my keys. There is no way I could have just locked my doors and leave for Church without my keys to get back in after Church and then work. So God helped me, I really needed to find my keys. As I searched I also prayed “please Jesus help me find my keys.”
I found them (after about 3 minutes) in my blue jeans pants pocket that I wore outside earlier in the morning to the corner store at my block to get some Paper Towels and Hawaiian Punch. The Uber ride did not leave and I got to Church after all. Must have been the will of God for me to be there today because if I did not find my keys “on time” I would not (and could not) have gone at all.
Nevertheless, I made it thanks be to God. Then I remembered later, when we honestly say “God willing” it’s not a cliche at all. Because anything can really happen that can prevent us from going where we need to be. But God thank God for Jesus and his power to help us every time in our times of need…in Jesus Name.
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” Hebrews 4:16 KJV.