Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Thursday, July 21, 2016
In Which I Attend Worship on Thursday
Thursday is a different kind of evening to have a worship service. An occasional service, at a Protestant church. I am not thinking of a regularly scheduled morning Mass, or a noonday service on a weekday. (For example, at a large church in a busy downtown area.)
However, this particular event was a different sort of service. Outside worship experience, too.
A service that highlighted the middle of things. The middle of summer, the middle of life, other types of midpoints. As Dante might say, midway through this journey of life.
There are good midpoints, not-so-good middles, bittersweet stopping points that are nearer to the end than what is first thought.
What do you think of middles? What kind of midpoints am I experiencing? Are things nearer now to the beginning, or the ending, or do we just not know?
All good questions. Valid, and thoughtful.
I appreciated the prayers, the hymns, the worship. The pastor—a new friend. The others who led the worship. All in all, a meaningful opportunity to gather in fellowship and in worship.
We are all in the middle of things. In medias res.
Gracious God, thank You for being right there, in the middle of things, right by our sides. Thank You.
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